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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Sol Roth
FilmHub: How My Indie Film got on TubiTV, Amazon US/UK, and China Mobile

In the attached vlog I give my experience using FilmHub to distribute and aggregate multiple independent films and what the process like. I also cover the payout rates for Amazon vs TubiTV and internal distribution concerns. I hope other filmmakers can learn from my experiences.

I accidentally switch...

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Filmhub, the Indie Film Distribution Platform
Filmhub, the Indie Film Distribution Platform
The #1 indie film distribution platform Filmmakers: pay $0. Keep your rights. Transparent reporting. Join thousands of filmmakers with strong, fresh films & shows made for an audience. Filmhub allows…
Karen "Kay" Ross

This is fantastic information, Sol! Thanks so much for sharing! Actually, you should consider making this into a blog post for Stage32 as well! Definitely drop an email to Taylor, our Director of Cont...

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Sol Roth

Karen "Kay" Ross Hi Karen! Thanks and I'd be super happy to craft this into a blog entry. It's actually been really fascinating, a really diverse group of filmmakers have reached out to me from this e...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Sounds good, Sol! Can't wait to read/see the follow-up!

Sol Roth

Karen "Kay" Ross, I just sent you a network request through stage32 (can't believe we were not connected before).

Erin Dooley

I had it up on Amazon Prime and after a while, I changed it to rent/buy instead of included with Prime and while my viewers went down I made more money. I just got on Tubi and am curious to see how that platform does for me.

Richard Thrift
FilmHub

Here's some great info:

https://youtu.be/KBoyDR4nyYs

Jeff Deverett
the Truths about Distribution

This is Jeff Deverett. I'm the guy who did the Film Courage interviews about distribution. I was checking out Stage 32 for the first time and I noticed that Landis had posted one of the videos. Hopefully indie filmmakers will want to learn more about distribution and I'm happy to answer questions.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Jeff! My name is Kay, I'm the Community Manager here at Stage 32. Nice to meet you! We absolutely want to learn more about distribution! What do you feel are hot topics right now?

John Ellis

I'm in with learning more about indie distro! First question: what do you think about FilmHub?

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

John Ellis FilmHub has been described as "a less greedy aggregator" and I think that sums it up. It's an aggregator with a theoretically higher split to the filmmaker than the ones which (mostly) have...

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Vital Butinar

Jeff Deverett welcome to Stage 32 and this is really a coincidence because I had seen your video a few weeks ago and watched it a couple of times and I have been wondering for some time.

I was actuall...

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James L. Lytle III

Hey Jeff, I'm James...How does one get their project into distribution after the film is made? What are the percentages of getting paid or how does it work? Is being an independent a better way to go...

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Tony Rammos
Distribution deal

I have a completed 98-minute documentary about a bull rider attempting to win a championship that has eluded him for 25 years. The film was featured in two film festivals in 2020 and won awards in both. I am currently seeking a distribution deal and would love any feedback from the Stage32 community. Thanks!

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Tony Rammos! Have you tried pitching to any of our executives on Stage32? Definitely reach out to our Director of Script Services, Jason Mirch, who is excellent at matching projects with potentia...

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Tony Rammos

Thank you "Kay" for the advice! I will be looking into that option.

Tammy Klembith
Hello everyone!!

Nice to meet fellow creatives! I'm Tammy Klembith, a writer, director, producer. After winning several awards for short films, I'm taking the leap and raising funds for my feature directorial debut. I'd love to learn more about the distribution process. My website is TAMIAM.NET. Currently, I've been...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Hi Tammy! Add me here and DM me. We can talk about distro and you can tell me about your new project. Also, consider joining the ongoing discussions at http://odemand.global/forum-01...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Tammy Klembith! What would you like to know about the distribution process? There's a great webinar, actually, about how to find distribution: https://www.stage32.com/webinars/Creative-Distributi...

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Gilbert Appenteng
Film Producer, Executive Producer

Hi I am a new film producer, i have produced a film and i am seeking help of a distributor to Netflix.My work is ready upon request

Johnny K. Wu

Hi. Congrats. Get a sales agent or a distributor to sell it to Netflix. You can’t just walk to them but can reach out to them via a sales agent or distributor. They are opening an European Netflix platform as well now

Toni Deaver

Congratulations!!!

Richard Thrift

Contact FilmHub.

Tim Bragg

If I am not mistaken. I thought I heard Stage 32 has a contract with Netflix. Reach out to Jason Mirsh.

Tim Bragg

By the way, congrats on this honor.

Landis Stokes
How Filmmakers Get Ripped Off

The film market is NOT filmmaker friendly.

Like every other aspect of the business you need allies but even then, there are no guarantees. I've had a taste of the "packaged deal" for a short film that I wound up self-distributing on Amazon and Vimeo.

Like everything else, you need allies who care and...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai

This is part of the reason for the open Forum One forums - because mainstream and indie producers DO NOT have the same interests. Come join us at the next one on February 22, 4pm Pacific and every two...

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Jonathan Wolf
What's Working in the Pre-Sales Marketplace?”

Pre-Selling to territorial Buyers is key to financing most independent films. What are they looking for? Which genres and talent? How do you set a budget that will reflect the marketplace? Discover which projects are most likely to sell globally before they are made.

Tune-in at http://bit.ly/3u5Gnd...

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What's Working in the Pre-Sales Marketplace?
What's Working in the Pre-Sales Marketplace?
Pre-Selling to territorial Buyers is key to financing most independent films. What are they looking for? Which genres and talent? How do you set a budget that will reflect the marketplace? Discover wh…
Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Paraphrase: "if you have a few A-listers in your film, there may be presales, but it's pretty much gone for everyone else..."

Amanda Toney

Thanks for sharing this Jonathan Wolf!

Michelle Romano
Looking to Collaborate with Producers and Distributors on Upcoming projects

Hello everyone!

I am a freelance (bicoastal) Producer, PGA, and CEO of Roman Media Productions- Film, TV and Events.

I am currently working on a few projects in New England, and looking to partner with other Producers/Production Companies with streaming/distribution contacts, for some of our new proje...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai
Indie and DIY Distributors & Streamers - Come Talk With Us!

The third Forum One virtual meeting is Monday February 22, at 4pm Pacific. If you are part of an INDEPENDENT streaming or distribution platform, or you are planning DIY distribution for your film or series - join us and discuss the challenges and opportunities that independent industry has. We are d...

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New Media Forum One
New Media Forum One
There is not enough film and television content on the planet to satisfy audience demand. Entertainment and media markets are expanding and in 2021, remain one of the "recession proof" industries. So…
David DeHaas

Where do you guys stream? I have a twitch and have regretted it ever since :P

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

We are in mid-launch of Facet TV as a new streaming service, launching with our series Sin 13 and Esco Eats. We are looking especially for series content or special kinds of productions, but of course also will be considering features.

David DeHaas

very exciting!! But you mean streaming cinema right? lol not streamers playing games and other activities in front of their computers? haha

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

That is correct.

Mauro Russo Rouge
Distribution film

To Whom it may concern, I am an independent director from Turin, Italy, currently finalizing Aberrante, my second feature film. Last year I made Censurado, Ode to love. Now how can I find a distribution? Thank you

MJ Angel

Hi Mauro, if you are looking for a global VOD partner, please get in touch

Ali Ashoori

Hello You can contact me aliashoori@cinepeace.co

Ugo Cavallo

Hello Mauro, I'm a screenwriter looking for other creatives in order to collaborate for shortfilms, adverts and more

Melissa Butler

Hello Mauro, 4 Streams and independent streamer is accepting content. https://www.4streams.live/content-submission

Rebecca Ann Bentley
Getting Distribution - Film in Pitch Stage

Hi all!

I have a feature film I want to get funding for, however, to approach our main funding here in Australia, it needs a distributor attached. I am also directing and producing this film so have a pitch deck. Does anyone have any advice on how to approach people/any success stories in getting distribution before funding?

Jack Binder

Work to engage with a foreign (international) sales agent as a conduit to distribution. Cast attachments a big help.

Erik A. Jacobson

For new, unproven producers, a large distributor can sometimes be difficult to line up in advance unless you've attached significant name talent. Because of this, you might consider a two-fold approac...

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