Thoughts On Distribber

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Distribber is a digital film distributor that helps filmmakers get movies seen and selling in popular video on demand marketplaces. Unlike traditional film distributors, Distribber operates on an upfront payment model. You simply chose the platforms you want, pay a fee and Distribber goes to work. If Distribber is successful in getting your movie into the desired platform, … [Read more...]

7 Lies Film Distributors Like to Tell Filmmakers

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Independent film distributors are great if they offer you a decent deal for your movie. And having spent the greater part of my career in distribution, I can tell you there are (still) many great film distributors out there, working to do the right thing. The problem is, distribution also has a fair share of sleazy, fast talking hotshots more concerned with selling you the … [Read more...]

VOD Submission Prep

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As a filmmaker, getting your movie into the various VOD marketplaces takes way longer than it should. The reason for this is simple. Every platform including iTunes, Amazon, NetFlix, Hulu and The Watchbox and Chill all want great content. The delivery standards required by some of these platforms are so high, that if even one frame is messed up, your title will be rejected! … [Read more...]

Three Steps For Netflix Distribution

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UPDATE: You may want to read this article about Netflix Distribution Many indie filmmakers are interested in finding out how to distribute their titles on Netflix. So I figured it wouldn't hurt to provide some details and save you headaches. Step 1 - Verify The Netflix Database Netflix has a proprietary, systematic approach for scouting and selecting titles for their … [Read more...]

How To Prep Your Film For VOD

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In the past, I was the Director of Operations for a company called Distribber. For those of you who don't know, Distribber is a VOD aggregator. (And in full disclosure, they pay me to promote.) During my time there, I learned that each video on demand platform is focused on providing the best viewing experience for their audience. And as a result, the biggest bottle-neck … [Read more...]