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 story here on Variety: To get a discount on Distribber: Good luck out there, everybody!

Daniel C. Avery

You are exactly right. Distribber would definitely not work for a "put it on and pray" distribution plan, but then, pretty much no movie will succeed that way, right? :). I saw a more recent post about whether Distribber was legit, but was unable to find the post again when I came back on here.

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 people's movies, I would consider creating an internet company (legal entity, website, the whole shebang) in order to point to "company policy" about taking credit card info up front before even accepting the movie. In the traditional world, everyone might scream and run, but as a culture, we're now getting more used to the idea of paying for internet services up front, even if technically we're inputting our credit card info for a free 21 day trial or whatever, which we may or may not forget to cancel on time. This is one reason Distribber probably succeeds so well. This idea brings me back to the point I love to talk about though, which is that filmmakers as a whole don't usually even realize that business, sales, distribution, marketing, internet marketing, web design, web development and SEO/good content practices are each their own completely separate industry with years of learning required to develop each set of skills, depending on what you want to do. Cinematography, audio, editing, casting, etc. are only the bare minimum required to be a good filmmaker.

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

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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 Self-Distributed Documentary 'The Resurrection of Jake the Snake' Hit #1 on iTunes (utilizing Distribber.)

2: How Self-Distributed Range 15 Made Top Ten In iTunes (utilizing Distribber.)

3: Indie Film Hustle Podcast (Interview with Distribber CEO)

As always, you are more than welcome to reach out to me with additional questions.

Tahiera Monique Brown

Thank you Jason!

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