Distribution

From film festival strategies to theatrical to VOD to online options to finding and securing a sales agent the place to discuss, share content and offer tips and advice on all things related to the distribution process

Rob B Campbell
Looking to sell a show to the networks

Shopping around our sizzle for our show, "Tea & Sympathy" I produced last year. Anyone know some execs at Netflix?

John Busher

What genre, length and # of episodes?

Rob B Campbell

HALF-HOUR LIFESTYLE/DOCU-STYLE EPISODIC TELEVISION SHOW (WITH SEGMENTS INCLUDING TALK, MUSIC, AND FOOD). ONLY ONE EXAMPLE EPISODE AND SIZZLE SHOT.

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

If you read the trades every morning (I do, I always listen to BENSONHURST (THR,VARIETY, DEADLINE) NETFLIX names always pop up. Then you can send them a query email or letter. I would also get on IMDB...

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Regina Lee

Hi Rob, the way you describe the show, it sounds like strip programming (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strip_programming), which is not really what Netflix focuses on, since they release for binge-wat...

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Neringa Bryant
My 47 minute Romantic fantasy, Eternal Embrace.

Does anyone know of any growing distribution company that is looking for more films?

K.M. Ecke
Buying Youtube Subscribers?

I get a ton of spam about offers to sell YouTube Likes, subs, views, etc. for my YouTube channel.

I'm wondering if anyone out there has done this and what their experience has been with it?

Did it work? Did you get scammed? Just curious about peoples' experiences.

K.M. Ecke

Yeah Michael Yurinko you're right. It's tough though because people like to see numbers to believe something is worth spending a piece of their precious time on. I think we're all a little shallow whe...

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Christian Pius

Forget about it K.M. Work hard for your views. The cost for some promotion is far better than purchasing any app that yanks your online presence to false heights.

K.M. Ecke

Thanks Christian Pius I agree with you, just wondered if some one had some success with going that route

Dalton G. Strang

I have a friend who bought some views on their videos, but based on how algorithms work all it did was waste time and make them feel worse about themselves. Personally for me YouTube is about community. If no one likes you content then you will know. The best way is to just be good.

K.M. Ecke

Yeah, @Dalton that doesn't surprise me, everything I've seen preys on peoples' inflated egos even if their content is garbage.

Jeff Lyons
More Film Festival Nuts-&-Bolts Fun

Good article on what festival programmers look for and why... http://www.moviemaker.com/archives/festivals/absolute-submission-top-pro......

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Absolute Submission: Top Programmers Share the Secrets to Getting Into the Festivals of Your Dreams - MovieMaker Magazine
Absolute Submission: Top Programmers Share the Secrets to Getting Into the Festivals of Your Dreams - MovieMaker Magazine
Dear moviemakers, I want you to know this: I love you. Or at least, I really want to love you. I know that's forward, but it's why I spend months of my life locked in a room, watching hundreds of your…
Keith Hopkins

Good article! Very helpful

Christopher Bower
Has anyone worked with Adler & Associates Entertainment Before?

I am shopping around for a sales agent for my new film and I spoke with these guys at AFM and twice since. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience positive or negative with them before?

Denise Channing

You consider their commission rates high? Have you compared?

Lolade Leigh-Thompson

Morning Denise, I checked online for standard distributor rates and their's was higher. My lawyer also thought it was high. Did you negotiate with them?

Denise Channing

I have enough background with other indie filmmakers to see what they offered as higher than many.

Terry Owen

Tell you what.. while you are seeking an agent who will take a "piece of the revenue pie" check out www.akyumen.com and our soon to launch global distribution network AkyumenTV, we have signed non-bin...

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Marcus D. Spencer

I am in the process of producing my 16th film and I was approached by them on my first couple. The first thing I did was went to their website, checked their catalog, then wondered if I've seen any of...

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Richard Thrift
iBleedindie

www.ibleedindie.com is a new VOD service. It focuses on indie-horror films and currently a lot of its content comes from Western New York. That said, any horror film-maker is welcome to submit to the the service and best of all? You keep all of your rights and they only take 10% of the profit! Yup!...

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Stephen Mitchell
"...artists will receive pay for their media based on viewership..."

I received this from a contact--Is anyone who has completed film content interested? "Real close to creating a You-Tube style platform, subscription based, where artists will receive pay for their media based on viewership - need about 40-50 titles for the proof-of-concept. Do you have clients with cl ...

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Ramon Richardson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n22QK0Y1OaU

David E. Gates

I think the web is a bit saturated with sites like these nowadays. YouTube, Vimeo, Videscape and others say you'll get paid for what you publish on the sites based on viewership, but the returns are w...

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Ramon Richardson

Thanks for the heads up!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US3j8vAHYag

Vicky Khandpur

Good to know about this. Here's our YT channel - www.youtube.com/indiefilmschannel with 66k subs and 47 Million views - over 40 videos. We also have our content on few of India's leading apps. Any det...

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K.M. Ecke

I agree with David, I think we'd be better off advocating for Facebook to offer a similar monetization structure Youtube does.

Daniel C. Avery
For Anyone Wondering if Distribber was Legit

I saw this today on Jason Brubaker's Filmmaking Stuff. He's been a consultant for Distribber and just announced that Distribber got acquired by GoDigital for 7 figures. Makes Distribber sound pretty legit. I know if I had a film past the development phase, I'd be looking into using Distribber. Full...

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GoDigital Buys Self-Distribution Specialist Distribber
GoDigital Buys Self-Distribution Specialist Distribber
GoDigital Inc. has expanded its holdings by acquiring do-it-yourself provider Distribber for a low seven-figure price in cash and stock. Distribber, led by CEO Nick Soares, will become a third compone…
Robin Remde

Okay, so let me amend my first statement.... Anyone with the desire to do something as simple as a Google search can find out that Distribber is a legitimate business... :-) Okay, so how would you fee...

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Daniel C. Avery

Good point! I think we all would be wary of a traditional distributor doing the same thing. However, having been in business school for the last 3.5 years: if I were seriously into distributing other...

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Tahiera Monique Brown

I was curious about this company and your comments are very revealing. Many new filmmakers will consider this option without a second thought. I appreciate the conversation I reviewed. Thank you. Tahiera Monique Brown

Stephen Foster

great!

Jason Brubaker

As Daniel points out, I have been working with Distribber (as an employee and consultant) for quite a few years. And I wanted to chime in and offer a few additional resources worth checking out: 1: How ...

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I want to get my content created out there to smaller networks what to charge?

So I am looking to find small networks to license tv series created, what is a good price to charge for new fresh content. Keep in mind its not to NBC or big networks but other platforms with high viewership. Im looking for a way to get the content created out there. Can anyone offer any advice?

Rafael Pinero
Distribber... good or bad?

Hello everyone, in this new era of distribution for Indie films, is anyone here who could tell us about their experience working with Distribber?

Matt Graziaplene

Have not used then personally, but they have a good reputation

Jon Bonnell

Wow, this question comes up so often. I should keep my previous post so I don't have to look it up all the time. Distribber is legit, but can be vary expensive. I wrote an article about a year ago bre...

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Rafael Pinero

Thanks for the info Jon

Jon Bonnell

Look at http://quiverdigital.com/ too. Same type of business. Different pricing structure. Looks like they have more options, though, than Distribber although make sure to check out the FAQ which has...

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Aundreya Thompson

Great info. Thanks John.

Faruku Sayyadi
Distribution is my only problem now

Hi everyone, I am here to share the discouragement I get in the business of filmmaking. I have been Into film for years and it is now I have come to realize that making a film is no more a problem but the distribution. Can anyone please tell me something that can give me some relief and make me move on? Someone should please help me out. Thanks

Faruku Sayyadi

Thanks @Rafael and @Gary. your comments will definitely help. I ll check. Thanks once again

James Drago

There are some incredible webinars on distribution right here on Stage 32. I've taken a few. The one with Anne Marie Gillen is comprehensive.

Faruku Sayyadi

James, thank you Alot.

James Drago

You're welcome. This is another I enjoyed very much. Franco's. https://www.stage32.com/webinars/Packaging-and-Distribution

Jon Bonnell

Getting distribution is not the rocket science that people think it is. Everything will "sell" its the expectations that a film maker has that usually are the issue. Sometimes you can "sell" the proje...

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James Grant Goldin
Boxofficemojo has lost its mojo

Anyone else remember when Boxofficemojo.com had predictions that were often accurate? They went through that right-wing period with Scott Holleran, and then they went dark mysteriously and now...the weekend predictions are just constantly off. The information is still interesting in terms of what pe...

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Richard "RB" Botto

Not sure if BOM was ever more accurate than now, but it always made for some great bloodsport among the insiders. These days when the studios are counting on things like Cinemascore to make prediction...

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Jeff Lyons

RB it really is bloodsport. Good comment.

Richard "RB" Botto

Although insiders aren't as obsessed with BOM as they used to be, they are still crazed about projections. Understandable given the ever increasing importance of opening well. I had 2 experiences in 1...

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