Distribution

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Distribution

Hi everyone I have three features in post production. The quality is top draw I am now on the final stage finding a distributor for the projects. I have included my IMDb and trailers for two of the films. Who can recommend me a good distributor. Regards http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3703061/ https://yo...

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Erik A. Jacobson

For assorted clips in search of a story? Try Troma Entertainment.

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?

Erik A. Jacobson

WARNING! Perhaps because of the negative word-of-mouth they have been receiving, Marie Adler has recently opened a "new" distributor called A&AE. Steer clear of them... and of any distributor who contacts you first about your film! It's always a red flag!

Mr Robot

Alan, did you have to pay anything upfront to your SA?

Alan M. Cossettini

No, Mr Robot, didn't pay anything.

Don Clovis

i SAW ADLER AT CANNES FILMS FESTIVAL LAST IN MAY, but at the booth was more like party, laughting, and show contract aroundd, but I didn t talk to them, , dont feel ok to do

William Lee

I just got an inquiry from them, but not impressed by their products, nor the spelling errors on their various social pages. Don't get a good impression, but maybe it's me because I have been on that...

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A exciting way to distribute your video

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Randall P. Dark

My LinkedIn is now over 15,000

What is the right format to send to film distributors?

You wrote a script. You directed the film. It's in the editing room. You have a final cut. You have a deal with a film distributors. 2000 screens. Here is the question. What do you send him? I have read that standard P&A is a print of 24fps. This is my first completed independent film. Would like to...

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David Trotti

Since this thread is sort of feeling more like it's about first-time and do-it-yourself film-making and how to actually go about creating Deliverables, I thought I'd share some tips for low budget, In...

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Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Thank you all for your help. This was a hypothetical question so I now understand what deliverables are. Very grateful to: David Trotti who gave me the information I needed.

Christopher McDonell

Hi. I just joined Stage 32 to read up on distribution, having just attended the AFM 2017. Great info in this thread. Think I’m going to like this site.

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

@Christopher McDonell- Welcome Chris! How was AFM? Still have not had a chance to go yet. When I do I want to have at least (5) copyrighted screenplays ready for market. It kind of falls to me as the...

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Christopher McDonell

Hi Steven, thanks for the warm welcome! Why did it take me so long to find this community? I was researching a distributor I met at the AFM which is what lead me here. I’ve been busy but I’ll definite...

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Need help in distributing my content

Hii, I’m an independent film maker, created more that 200 short films and web series and have more 35 awards recognition in last 3 years, I have great team & Investor on my side. I want to secure distribution for it, so can you help me, where I can distribute my content and does anyone know how to s...

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James Drago

Look at Gravitas.

Lisa Clemens

Gravitas Venture is distributing the horror film I wrote, Delirium. They've got it going into theaters for a limited release (major cities) then stocking Walmart and Redbox. :)

Jon Bonnell

For shorts your best option is Amazon Prime or maybe Vimeo. Netflix doesn't take shorts.

Ken Koh

Netflix doesn't really do shorts. If you send a link to view the quality of your shorts I can advice.

J. R. S. Storch

Netflix has a very, very small return and should be your last stop for distribution. Focus on initial sales on VOD sites such as Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play Store and others that pay per hour /...

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I don’t know how to reach the folks at HBO do you?

We just released our first comedy series on Amazon. A few people said we should reach out to HBO because our show is similar to their hit tv show “Insecure” so far we’ve gotten some pretty good reviews. I just don’t have the connection to reach anyone over at HBO or any network for that matter. Any...

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Bobby M Peoples

Thanks for replying. It’s produce by my wife and I. It’s a web series (6 completed episode) are now available on Amazon. Yes I’ve been following Eric’s advice and been looking. I just started looking so nothing solid in my findings yet

John Ellis

I personally would suggest finding a sales agent that deals with comedy TV. This will give you a broader vision than just HBO - i.e. more avenues for exposure and revenue. Besides, although Erik is ri...

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Bobby M Peoples

Thanks for the insight. Are there any sales agent you can recommend?

Dan MaxXx

follow the game plan of Issa Rae (Insecure) and Lena Durham (Girls). Both had 0 TV experience but they partnered with major players with track records.

John Ellis

Bobby, sorry, no. The couple I know only deal in feature films.

Looking for AFM Advice

We're exhibiting at AFM the week after next, and have never attended the market before. We've been setting up some meetings with potential distributors, but are looking for as much advice and feedback as we can get from folks who've been there before. Are there any SA's we should steer clear of, or...

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Chris Everheart

The podcasts Ron mentioned are awesome - packed with info and advice. I've listened to a lot of interviews prepping for AFM. Hopefully see you there, Paul.

Ron Newcomb

@Paul Praynor - PM me your email address and I'll make an introduction. Best,

Paul Traynor

Thanks, Chris and Tony-- come by 311A and say hello. Ron, PMing you now.

Tony Martinez

I will. Will you be there all week?

Paul Traynor

I'll be there the 4-8th.

Jason Brubaker

Hi, Has anyone worked with him??

Erik A. Jacobson

He offers direct-to-filmmaker strategies and advice through FilmmakingStuff. You'll find him at AFM as a valued member of Distribbr's aggregator streaming service.

Ron Newcomb

Jason is a great guy and knows his stuff! As Erik said, he's with Distribber now, but still doing FilmmakingStuff.

World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation

A trailer I directed has won at numerous film festivals. After a win at the Depth of Field International Film festival, the producer/writer was approached by World Wide Motion Picture Corporation about possible distribution. Anyone have experience with them? The film has not been made, only the trailer. Thanks in advance.

Ken Koh

Never heard of them. Doesn't matter, you're gonna have an entertainment attorney talking to anyone interested. Don't deal on your own.

J. Poteet

Have to agree with Ken - always have an attorney. There are a thousand "companies" out there that are not legitimate. Not to discredit this one in particular, but proceed with caution.

Deliverables

Hi everyone. It's been a long time since I've been on here. Glad to be back. We are currently in post-production of our next feature and want to be proactive about getting "deliverables" together for a prospective Sales Agent. What do we need? I know we need E&O Insurance and 100-200 digital stills. ...

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Vitaly Kozlov

Every SA has its own list of deliverables. Prepare to spend up to 10K on that.

David Trotti

Every company is different. Here are some of the more common things I've been asked for (this only applies to low budget, non-theatrical): 1) Video: A 24P Digital file in the best available format (HD ...

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Robert Sean Campbell

Thanks all, you rock!!!!

Jon Bonnell

Minimal delivery shall be: 1. a Mac-formatted Hard Drive (USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt preferred) with 1080p 23.98 HD or better version of feature in ProRes 422 (HQ or better) format with composite stereo c...

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Vision Films & Film Mode

Has anyone worked with Vision Films or Film Mode before and what has your experience been?

Erik A. Jacobson

Best way to check them out is to go to IMDBpro.com, look up the producers of their last three films, contact them and get their opinion or message them on FB or go to AFM and meet the execs of these two companies in person.

Jared Isham

Done and Done - doing my deeper dig right now. I've already spoken with both of them just seeing what else I can find out.

Film Festivals

Hey, I recently finished post production for my first feature film. The entire thing was made for $6,000 and I'm just looking to find some festivals that cater to films my size / budget. I've already been submitting to some in NY on WOB and FilmFreeway. Basically asking if anyone knows of festivals...

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Kasha Slavner

Thanks Vitaly but I tapped out my friends and family and even strangers with 3 crowdsource funding campaigns already so I'll just keep plugging away like I have been and try to get more interest in th...

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Christine Albrecht

We (the Zurich Film Festival) are currently open for submissions! You may be interested in our competition sections (fiction and doc), which consist of 1st, 2nd and 3rd films by their directors. http:...

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Jim Defalco

Hey Christine, that sounds great, and I'd love to submit. I have to ask if it is at all possible for a submission fee waiver or discount code of any kind. If not, don't worry about it.

Christine Albrecht

Hi Jim, I'm sorry for the delayed reply, I tried to message you directly, but I'm not sure the message was sent... While we absolutely understand the challenges of a constrained budget, the submission p ...

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Mike Messier

I have started my own festival with very modest entry fees, specifically for films 11 minutes and under in a variety of new and traditional genres: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/AvaloniaFestival

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