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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Nabil Shaban
I've been asked to be sales agent for awards winning movie, "Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor"

Hi, I've been asked by the production company, Reeltime Pictures, to be sales agent for the multiple awards winning Sci-Fi movie, "Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor" of which I also happen to be the lead actor. The producer has offered me the opportunity for a commission on the sales, so my first qu...

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Van Shotwell

Neal, L360TV is a docking station for indie films for free (like YouTube) where you send your warm market and charge a PPV fee in which you get paid 50% of the fee.

Nabil Shaban

Hello Van Shotwell, lovely to meet you, and thank you for your response. I had a look at your company's website - L360TV - it could well be what I need, not just as a sales rep for the producers of "S...

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Nabil Shaban

Thank you, Neal, for your comment and advice.

Neal Howard

Unfortunately we don't live in a perfect world...or an ideal one. Assuming your script is compelling, perhaps weigh the value and impact of having the story told vs. not telling it at all because of t...

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Nabil Shaban

Hellpo Neal, thank you for your comments. A casting director friend on seeing my script "The First To Go" that there were key non-disabled roles that were a gift for a non-disabled star, such as the N...

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Ronnie Michael
AFM and mid length films?

Is there a market for 47 minute sci-fi films? We've won awards, up for nomination vote for Academy Awards of Merit as feature. It's well made and perfect length to tell the story. I assume streaming services but any suggestions at AFM?

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

contact me at shadowmihai@gmail.com please

Marie Adler

Not true. If you have a Sci-fi it will sale. You just need a real Sales Agent that believes in you and your film and a deliverable film.

JJ Duffy

Hi Ronnie, I have a 47 minute film as well. Any update on this?

Ronnie Michael

Dear JJ, I guess it depends on what you want too. It was true for me at AFM 2019 that most wanted longer films. I'm now trying to go a different way. Welcome to contact me at ron@altruism-media.com anytime.

Van Shotwell

If you're ever interested in a non-exclusive PPV Platform especially created for Indie filmmakers: https://l360tv.com/ice-ppv-1

Bibek Basumatary
In need of distribution avenues for my short film

Greetings fellow film afictinados.

My short film Yathaarth(Truth) is getting noticed in the festivals, I am looking for avenues of distribution for it. Here is to hopping for some really amazing collaborations that can generate a lot of revenue and a whole lot more of exposure, Cheers.

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Bibek Basumatary

Thank you Melissa, Mario and Richard. I will definitely get in touch with those people.

Mario Ghersi

I sent material to FilmHub but nothing happen not sure is working properly the whole business. Amazon and ShortsTV works fine. Contact me any questions.

Richard Thrift

If you have not had success with FilmHub you may not understand what makes it work. To assume it is not working when friends have many of their own projects distributed on multiple platforms due to fi...

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Mario Ghersi

Hi Richard, can you give me an example of the content distributed with FilmHub with success? And how much is the month success in income terms? Thanks in advances, this could help for all in the lounge.

Van Shotwell

If you're looking for a non-exclusive PPV Platform then please check out https://l360tv.com/ice-ppv-1.

Ralph Soll
Sales Agents, Producers Reps, MGs and more...oh my.

I have a sci-fi thriller feature that is getting interest from sales agents, producers reps, and distributors... but is not yet finished. Does anyone out there have experience in those areas with a film that went on to make $1M or more back? I'd love hear from people, get any advice they may have.

Dan MaxXx

$1M profit in how many months/year(s)?

I follow a website called “Dear Producer”. They focus on finished indie/LB movies. They recently did a case study of, “Miss Juneteenth.”

https://dearproducer.co...

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Ralph Soll

Hey Dan - a very good question! How about between 1 year and ... 5? I will check out Dear Producer and that link !

Jack Kelly
Cause Film Festival

My friend and festival Director, Yolandi Franken is a strong supporter of charities and places high value on helping others in the community. "The best way to help others is to create awareness of their situations. Sometimes pure awareness can be a prevention!" To this end, entrants to the film fest...

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Stage 32 Staff - Julie

Love that you are giving back -- looking forward to seeing some great talent come out of your festival.

James Clarke
Series sales

Hi everyone, I'm working on a documentary series, and also have written a scripted series I'll be shooting soon. Both are social issue focused. But what I wondered is "who are the top or most reliable agencies, distributors etc who deal with series or social issue films? Let me know if you have some leads.

Kim Wang
Recommendation for SVOD distributor / aggregator for documentary feature

Hi,

I’m looking for recommendations for any good distributors / aggregators that work with major SVOD platforms like Netflix. My latest documentary feature film Chocolate Road is ready for distribution. I think it is a good match for SVOD platforms like Netflix or Amazon. I have a long list of distr...

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Chocolate Road
Chocolate Road
Chocolate Road is a co-production between Digital Art Video (USA), Communication Energy New York (USA) and Omnimosouq (Japan). The concept of the project came from Producer Takayuki Yasuda and was put…
Kim Wang

Thank you Pamela, Check your Message. :)

Kim Wang

Hello, Pamela, I email a week ago, just checking in.

Gustavo Letelier

Contact Indie Rights, they are transparent and establshed. I have a film with them, already on several platforms and their reports and payments are real.

Lori Hakulinen

Thank you Gustavo - you just answered my question! :)

Kim Wang

I have learned so much the past four weeks. My film was in talk to 36 distributors and end up getting serious offers from 18 distributors/Sales Agent. Came across a few good distributors and Indie rights was one of them.

Suzy Stein
Monetizing Short Films

Does anyone have any experience with ShortsTV? Our short live action is Oscar qualified but I am unsure of the best way to monetize it.

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

contact me at shadowmihai@gmail.com please

Rutger Oosterhoff

Do not put it on any platform until you had your filmfestival run. After that you can try to get your investment back. Just my two cents.

Marie Adler

Hi Everyone, I was wondering if you could help me?! I'm being defamed, extorted and bullied on here/this site with absolute fiction and I cant seem to find a contact number for this company nor a phys...

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Faruku Sayyadi

which company?

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

Terry Cato

I have this same question. I want to pitch a pilot. Thanks for posting. :)

Colleen Bradford Krantz
Friends at History or Social Issues Website?

I have had a past Netflix acquisition, and my second doc was released via PBS NETA and Amazon Prime, but I’m now looking for help with connections as I work on a non-traditional release plan for my newest production. It’s a limited true-story series called Unintended, which looks at how society reac...

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Rajesh Banga

first of all - Such an amazing subject to work on!!!!

Let us know if you would like it to be licensed to OTT Platforms in Indian Sub Continent and Middle East ... We would love to get this content on some important platforms.

Vinny Ribas

Hi Colleen. I own 3 channels on a new OTT network launching July 3. We will launch with a built-in subscriber base of hundreds of thousands. I would love to talk to you about your program(s). You can...

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Kim Kelln
Film Festival Selection Criteria

Not really distribution question, per se, but it kind-of falls into that general area, if you squint hard enough. I'm wondering how much premiere status (world, country, prov/state, local) figures into film festival selection criteria for narrative short films. I understand local, and I also underst...

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Gustavo Sampaio

I run a film festival and we make it a point never to demand premiere status. It goes against the spirit of indie film if you make it harder for good films to be seen. There are many festivals that re...

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Philip Sedgwick

On my end, I've never run into premiere status affecting shorts at the majority of fests. Agree with Gustavo above.

Tobi Ogunwande

From experience, only top tier film festivals mostly demand a premiere status (emphasis on world premiere) and for good reason. Well, maybe not good enough for the filmmakers but definately taken seri...

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Gustavo Sampaio

Tobi, the top tier festivals only usually select films that have representation from agencies, at least as far as feature length films go. But there are a number of festivals that require premiere sta...

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Tobi Ogunwande

Fair enough @Gustavo. Looking at your points critically, maybe truly, it's just wrong for any festival to ask for a premiere status.

I had a very negative experience a few months ago for one of our fil...

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Rich Rule
No Knock List

Hello all. I am trying to find this film a home. No Knock List is the title of the film and it has won 7 awards worldwide. The film won the highest honor at the European Independent Film Awards (Diamond Award), as well as others. Here is a link to the IMDb page. Thank you.

Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

Link? Please edit, post with link.

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Add me here and contact me, thanks.

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Actually, please send press kit and link to screener/trailer to acquisitions@ondemand.global

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