Getting a film distribution deal is exciting. You sit down and read over the paperwork. You agree to the terms and you sign on the line that is dotted. You’ve reached a “destination” for your film, and you feel like everything is awesome… That is until you hear that dreaded “D word.” Delivery. No matter […]
Traditional film distribution has been disrupted. Digital has replaced physical and video on demand has become the primary way to sell your films. These days you have options. You may choose to sign a traditional deal or you can leverage digital aggregators to get your film into popular platforms like Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, FandangoNOW, Netflix and more. So before you decide on your film distribution strategy, make sure you take time to research your options. The following articles will help you.
In this article, Filmmaker Jason Brubaker tells you how to put together a press kit so you can promote your independent movie. To read the story and comment. . .
In the old days, self distribution got a bad wrap. Before DVD and the wonders of the digital age, if people wanted to self distribute, they had to haul heavy film prints from city to city all over the country… But not any more!
With DVD sales down, the traditional utilization of middle-men like sales agents and distribution companies is changing. The ripple effect of this is less traditional distribution deals for filmmakers. Take a look at the music industry, and you’ll soon see that it is a matter of time until all movies will be available for download or viewing at the push of a button.
In a more-perfect world of Independent Film Distribution, iTunes would open the flood gates and allow all feature filmmakers to upload their work. However, at the time of writing, getting your finished feature film into iTunes is still a pain in the butt. With few exceptions, the company seems to favor traditional distributors over the indie producer. So if you one day dream of having your movie viewed on someone’s iPhone, you’ll still have to find a middle-man ask permission…
“Oh my gosh, we broke a window!” Hang around Hollywood long enough and you’ll eventually a some movie executive talk about how VOD platforms have completely changed the landscape of film distribution. And if you listen long enough, you might even hear some talk about the good-old-days. As it turns out, distributing your film digitally […]