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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Joseph F. Alexandre
Gonella Productions

Anybody had dealings w or heard of short film distrib Gonella Productions based in France?

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Well, they are listed on imdb and in French directories. If that means anything.

Peter Russell

I once signed a distribution agreement with Gonella Productions. Multiple emails sent to them a year into the agreement, regarding status updates still remain unanswered. You won't see a dime nor an email from them ever again.

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

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Hi Gilbert. Netflix is just one distributor and they are kind of closed to independent American content right now. Are you looking at other options? If so, contact me!

Jerry Koedding

Hey Gilbert, congrats on finishing your movie!

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!!!

Karen "Kay" Ross
Podcasting Race?

Did I miss something? Someone tell me about this podcasting race! Is it a thing because of the low overhead and ample advertising space? What's the appeal that's landing huge deals?

***Sorry, didn't mean to rhyme ;-)

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/30/business/dealbook/wondery-amazon-podcasts.html?smid=em-share

Amazon Buys Wondery as Podcasting Race Continues
Amazon Buys Wondery as Podcasting Race Continues
Amazon is acquiring Wondery, the company behind podcasts such as "Dirty John," "Dr. Death" and "The Shrink Next Door," as the race to grab parts of the audio market continues. The deal, announced on W…
Shadow Dragu-Mihai

It's been growing for a long time. It's budget and advertising driven, as they don't pay for production and basically pay an order of magnitude less than film product in advertising split.

Shadow Dragu-Mihai
Call out to independent / new streamers

(this is also posted in "Your Stage" but it is specific to distribution, so posting here as well)

You are invited to take part in an open forum sponsored by Facet TV / ODG!

Independent producers, streamers and distributors do not have common interests with the mainstream studios. On Demand Global Medi...

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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…
Tifanie Jodeh
Great article- Navigating film Distribution

Here's a great article for all you filmmakers trying to navigate film distribution #entertainmentattorney #productionlegal #tifaniejodeh http://www.indiewire.com/article/why-we-bought-your-film-top-distributor......

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Why We Bought Your Film: Top Distributors Answer The Tough Questions
Why We Bought Your Film: Top Distributors Answer The Tough Questions
Why We Bought Your Film: Top Distributors Answer The Tough Questions At an IFP Film Week panel, distribution executives weighed in on advice, challenges and tips for navigating the distribution marketplace.
Stage 32 Staff - Julie

Great share Tifanie!

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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Polina Urvantseva

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

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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Daniel O'Connor
Great Sales Agents for Indie Comedies?

Has anyone got a sales agent that really took their film and found buyers? Someone who you would whole-heartedly recommend? On a related note - anyone have experience with Adler & Associates? They sound impressive but won't let me talk to any of their clients to hear about their experience which worries me...

John Forrest

I was offered a distribution deal through Adler & Associates. I had my entertainment lawyers go through it carefully, make needed changes and revisions, and sent it back to them. That was more than 4...

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Daniel O'Connor

Thanks, John. They are now asking for a 20 year deal! When I was considering them I pushed them to give me one name of a happy producer they worked with and they refused. I've decided to keep looking. If they can't find one happy client, that's not a team I want to join.

Terry Owen
Daniel O'Connor

Hi Leanne. Who are you selling to? Territories, broadcasters, etc.

Donald Shafer

Daniel please email me at gandsentertainm@aol.com

Richard Thrift
Distribution

My friend has a YouTube channel and he discusses how he makes money from his projects using INDIERIGHTS and FILMHUB to distribute his projects. He is very frank open and tells you how it is without adding any glitz or glamour. He is not a millionaire but he is making a living out of making films and...

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J. Horton
J. Horton
J. HORTON - I Make Movies that Make Money. This is How. I've been directing and producing features for 20 years. I do videos on how to make movies and more importantly how to make money with your movies.
Katherine King

He's really informative, just watched the interview with FilmHub.

Carlo Polisano
A chat about distribution & promotion?

Hello everyone,

I was wondering if there is anyone willing to chat a bit and answer few questions about promotion and distribution for a short documentary film on the independent music industry?

My team & I we have everything ready, and I was wondering which were the best steps to take in order to pro...

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Natalie Kavanagh

What are you selling?

Carlo Polisano

Hello Natalie Kavanagh ! I’m trying to promote the first short documentary film from a series called ‘How Does It Sound?’ - which explore the relationship between underground artists, grassroots music...

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Rajesh Banga

Hi Carlo , Do you have a distribution cut ready , We would like to look at it and feature it on ouR OTT Platform

Karen "Kay" Ross
How Have Alternative Distribution Channels Helped/Hindered the Spread of COVID

Admittedly, I really wanted to check out one of these "drive-in" experiences, as I haven't been to one in a while, but if they were structured to keep us from interacting with others, then why are they being canceled? Have y'all been to one? How did it work?

What other distribution channels have you...

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Taylor C. Baker
London-based Stage 32 member Adam Morse gets distribution after sharing his story on the Stage 32 blog!

Hello fellow Stage 32-ers!

I had the supreme pleasure of chatting with London-based writer/director/actor Adam Morse today on @stage32's Instagram live! Adam's story is truly amazing and inspirational and I wanted to share it with you here.

Adam recently directed the feature film LUCID starring Bill...

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Taylor C. Baker

You can check out Adam's inspiring Stage 32 blog here:

https://www.stage32.com/blog/Dreaming-is-Believing-A-Directors-Journey-w......

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Karen "Kay" Ross

WHA?!? That's fantastic! Way to go, Adam! And this just shows the power of bringing attention to the work we do - such good news!

Nick Hail
Hub for South African Cinema

I'm looking for international distributors interested in licensing South African film, television and media.

Rohit Kumar

Check out Dogwoof Global. It's very good distribution. I am not sure if they got in SouthAfrica but do check. Best of luck https://dogwoofglobal.com/

Nick Hail

Thanks will do

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Nick Hail Add me here and contact me at team@ondemand.global

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