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

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Jeral Clyde II
Poeta Distributed on Prime Video

When we decided to turn to Amazon to distribute Poeta on Prime Video we knew the consequences and the award. The consequences were in order to keep awareness we would have to market the movie ourselves instead of Amazon marketing for us. Having a film on Amazon vs Youtube would be like apples to Ora...

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Vander McLeod
Forget about a cinema release.

Cinema's cost a fortune, my feature was an international release, shown in all the major Chinese cities, plus the smaller ones. It can easily cost you up to a million unless you are looking for a limited few hall release, but don't expect to make anything back.

Streaming, that's the way. The shows I...

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Terri Marie

Hi Vander,

Congratulations on all your work. If you're willing, I would like to discuss some advice on the release of several of our completed films. Thank you!

Vander McLeod

Hi Terri, no problem, can message me the details, thanks.

Terri Marie

Thanks Vander. We are finalizing the half hour version of one of the programs or I can send you a trailer? That program is The American Entrepreneur. we also have a human trafficking short and trailer. Thank you very much.

Terri Marie
Who has experience with Distribution of TV series?

Hello, I would love to talk with you if you have had experience distributing a TV series. We have a pilot ready and two more in development. I've had lots of experience in producing documentaries but need help in the distribution TV area as I know there are many more options now. Thank you for your help! Terri Marie

Timothy James Sudano
Is AFM for the TV Producer? (Looking to sell / will have pilot in the can before AFM)

I've seen a lot of production companies at AFM say they're in television production, as well as film production. But no ones seems to be looking for television projects. As we get closer and closer to AFM this year, I'm realizing I maybe attending the wrong thing. If so, what Recommendations for TV...

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Dan MaxXx

A friend here on the East Coast shot his own pilot episode, flew to MIPTV conference in France to sell to Buyers. He didn't. But he met contacts for another TV idea. Got a paid writing gig on a pilot that didn't get picked up.

Jonathan Wolf

Hi Timothy, AFM is all about long form. Many participants are also involved in TV but it isn't why they attend.

Timothy James Sudano

Thank you, Jonathan. My team and I bought our tickets already (LOL) . So, I guess we'll have to make it work to the best of our ability. No refunds right? If you have any insights as to how I might ma...

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Jonathan Wolf

sending PM

Timothy James Sudano

I look forward to it.

Polina Urvantseva
What screening is considered a world premiere?

I have been originally thinking to follow classical festival strategy for our short film and start with submitting to the major festivals for the World Premiere. However, we've just got interest from Amnesty International to show the film at a series of their exhibitions throughout the UK (which I a...

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Philip Sedgwick

Hey Polina, With shorts usually there is no requirement for a film to be a premiere, though often it is desired. Given the presentation of your film with Amnesty, you'd probably have to go on a case b...

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Kay Luke

Amnesty is the film's debut and the premier can come later.

"Yeah, yeah-- that's the ticket!"

Polina Urvantseva

Kay Luke, what is a difference between debut and premiere?

Kay Luke

Evening Gowns,

Edith Crescenciana

It varies per festival. Most festivals will state clearly if they want a premiere (or if your film is a premiere) If it’s the first time screening in a country, then it’s a premiere. If it’s different...

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Rich Rule
Screener

I am looking for a distributor for our film, “No Knock List”. I can send a screener of the film for consideration. Do you have any suggestions on which distribution company would be a good candidate for a psychological thriller? Thank you.

Dan MaxXx

I did post-production work for Gravitas, WellGo USA, and E-One (when they were small). All 3 have a huge collection of genres.

Willem Lodewijk Elzenga

Anton on here runs thrillflix.com

Etienne Lucien

https://youtu.be/yI8zRP0kqnoRunning with The Devil Full HD movie Nicolas Cage and Producer Michael Menndelsohn.. Please watch

Prince Helloweens

hi Rich kindly send me your screener and other details information of your title to my email desrinationsflag@yahoo.com for an evaluation & distribution

Tasneem Rossenkhan

Check out Pink Eye Distribution, they are an Italian company that screens movies

Michael Connolly
Michael

I am facing a dilemma, we finished a Documentary with a huge Niche audience and I am not sure other to go with distribber... for domestic and sell of my international rights... or just sell it all off.

Elaine Roberts-Kercheff

Hey Michael, just wondering which route you decided to take? We're on the same boat. Thanks!

Michael Connolly

Elaine, I got a sales agent to take the documentary. and I am quite happy with him.

Elaine Roberts-Kercheff

That's great to hear! Would you mind filling me in how to go about that process and anything you learned along the way?

Joanne Butcher

Could you say who the sales agent is? I am all for that approach. I think it’s great for the filmmaker to assist in the marketing but not handle the marketing

Prince Helloweens

hi Micheal you can send me your documentry sceerner (previews) and other useful information about if it's passes what I'm looking for then we can have a deal for distribution kindly send to my email :...

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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…
Tahiera Monique Brown

Thank you Jason!

Michael Connolly

This did not age well...

Johnny K. Wu

Nope. They owe monies now

H. Wolfe III

They pitched me hard, thank God I didn't bite. I feel bad for the Indie filmmakers who are stuck with them when they took their money and bounced! SMH!

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Variety announced Distribber is closing its doors forever. It has been going bankrupt for a while; Netflix and others are locking out aggregators in a number of ways in an effort to obtain the content directly and more cheaply...

Berkan Dincer
General Meeting

I know we have the pitch sessions on here, but does anyone know other ways to secure general meetings? I'm running low on funds to keep pitching on this site.

Thank you all

James Clarke
Social issue doc distribution

Wondering if anyone has suggestions for platforms or distributors that like social issue docs or doc series besides Netflix? Or if you have any sources I might not have researched for funding.

One thing I can share is I heard a lot at a conference that distributors or production companies were wantin...

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Etienne Lucien

https://youtu.be/yI8zRP0kqnoRunning with The Devil .. Producer Michael Mendeloshn and Actor Nicolas Cage

Please Watch

James Clarke

Thanks for sharing Etienne!

Vinny Ribas

I'm interested in what you've got. I'm looking to license family-friendly content for a new OTT network launching in January. vinny@top4m.com

James Clarke

Thanks Vinny, just soon to upload some samples and will send to you.

Elisabeth Johanna Bennenbroek

Well there is a channel with Indie films. And one can get filmmakers from various countries have a contribution about a theme. So you would get various angles on the same problem. As: what about wildlife in parks when the water runs out, and how do people respond?

Tony Martinez
Do you need a star to get theatrical release
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Erik A. Jacobson

Tony: The majority of filmmakers on S32 are involved with microbudgets, not theatrically released films. Yet in this market the same principle holds true, that without "name" actors you will have an u...

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Tony Martinez

I just post articles so filmmakers can receive information, not for critiques...

Matthew Manyak
Season or Pilot?

I am in pre-production for a project I am undertaking, and in a bit of a situation that I'd like to gather some helpful advice on. I have an eight-episode season of a series based on a successful short film. I have the opportunity to shoot the pilot on a cinema camera (Apple ProRes 422), or shoot th...

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Dan MaxXx

Hmm how much money can you afford to risk and not be homeless?

It’s ambitious to shoot 8 episodes.

M L.

Couple questions there. Answers depend on whether you're DIY'ing this whole thing or getting a platform or network behind you.

1. Film a great pilot? Sure. Why not. Can't hurt. Unless it's awful. That'...

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