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

Mark Saxenmeyer
Has anyone worked with BayView-Monterey and/or Red Arrow-Gravitas?

We are entertaining offers from both to distribute our film and would like feedback, positive and negative about each to help guide our decision. Thanks for your honest thoughts! (Or send them privately and confidentially to me at msax06@mac.com).

Christopher Phillips

I haven't worked with them, but I can add that I've watched a lot of Gravitas movies. Red Arrow is the content arm of Munich-based ProSiebenSat.1. They bought Gravitas back in 2017. BayView Monterey i...

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Cybil Lake
Distribution: working with sales agent or not?

Hello everyone! I'm going to AFM with my horror/thriller feature film, Central Park Dark. I have some meetings with distribution and sales agents. I'm looking for any insights, opinions - right now I don't have a sales agent. The film is nearly done. I thought it would be finished for the market but...

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Cybil Lake

thank you!

Gary McClain Gannaway

Try to catch Vince D'Amato, Darkside Releasing.

Cybil Lake

thank you!

Johnny K. Wu

High octane pictures may be your alley for the genre. If you want to see quick $ return check out wonderpil production.

Mark Curran

Cybil I would be very cautious and not sign with any distributor until you have done proper due diligence. Make sure to check with their current roster of filmmakers who have been with them at least a...

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Jay Stern
International Film Festival of Wales

Anyone attend or hear anything about the International Film Festival of Wales? I have a film playing there and am considering going, but it's a far ways to travel so I'm curious to hear more about its reputation and any experience that filmmakers have had attending the festival.

Bryn Chamberlain

Nice place to visit if you like Castles and Beer.

Jay Stern

Thanks guys! Vasco - I've been to several film festivals, some requiring a lot of travel, that have had empty audiences and haphazard programming. And I've been to some that have been a bit like scams...

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Vasco Phillip de Sousa

Jay, I can't guarantee it'll be well attended, or that it's the one I attended. I did a quick search, and it appears that two other festivals took the original's name (now that the original no longer...

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Jay Stern

Ah, OK, you're responding about festivals in general, not this specific one. And yes, it's in Cardiff.

Vasco Phillip de Sousa

Jay, I thought it was the same one I went to, but when I looked it up, I found that there were two others, and neither claimed to be as old as the one I attended.

Also, a little warning on attendance....

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Daniel Jefferson
Festive Greetings and so much more

Hi Daniel here,I am searching for movies sypnoses initially, collaborating with WJ 'Bill' Carter, in 2021 we will be developing further our activity with connections on both sides of the Atlantic, We see a surge in demand for VOD releases, we are focusing on genres Comedy, Horror/Thriller and Action...

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Tasha Lewis

Welcome!

Daniel Jefferson

hi Tasha, I see you have some (3) interesting loglines, excellent have a great week Daniel

Robert Sean Campbell
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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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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Amanda Toney

Thanks David Trotti and Vitaly Kozlov!

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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Christopher McDonell

Can someone post an example of what a dialogue list with time code will look like as a word or excel file?

Amar Adatia
Seeking distribution for a feature film with a great well known uk cast

Seeking uk distribution or sales agent for a feature film with a great well known uk cast... anyone know anyone? film has North America distribution so far. hope you guys can help thanks in advance

Stage 32 Staff - Julie

Network with Laurie Cook on here :)

Garrett Thierry

Hey, Would love to hear more about your project, contact me or go to www.SebastianTwardosz.com who is a partner with Circus Road Films and we can have a discussion about the vision for your films dist...

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Karen "Kay" Ross
Generating Ideas for Distribution GOALS

Hey, Stage-32-ers!

As you may know, next month is typically known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), but here on Stage 32, we do a "November Write Club" where YOU set a goal for the month and then check in each week with your progress. Keep your eyes out for Jason's blog post launching th...

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Karen "Kay" Ross
DISTRIBUTORS: Are You Attending AFM 2020?

Also, consider how this could help you with your November Write Club Challenge! It's super simple to participate...

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Mario Ghersi
ShortsTV & Amazon Prime Video

I am interested in contacting you in case you have short films for paid international distribution on the ShortsTV satellite signal and any feature film, tv series or documentary for Amazon USA / UK / Germany / Japan.

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Contact me here. What rights are you seeking/what compensation plan do you have? Thanks

Steve Hays
Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Added you and sent you my direct email. Tell me more please.

Van Shotwell

Hi Steve, sent you an invite. I'm looking for filmmakers who are looking at a differnt options of collaboration distribution.

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Steve Hays Haven't heard from you on this yet. Are you actually looking for distribution?

Melissa Butler

Hello, if you haven't found distribution shoot me an email, is love to talk to you about a new streaming service.

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Doesn't look like he's been back since he posted this.

Karen "Kay" Ross
Watch on QUIBI While You Can!
Quibi Sets Shutdown Date
Quibi Sets Shutdown Date
Quibi expects to shut down "on or about Dec. 1," according to a new post on the mobile video startup's customer service page.
Erick Freitas

Bye. Quibi. What a weird ride. Can't wait for the docu-series on their rise adn fall.

Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

Quibi gave people what they, Quibi, thought they wanted. And that is the worst model for business. I always felt it was doomed before go-live.

John Ellis

If I only had 1% of the money they raised...

Karen "Kay" Ross

Lindbergh E Hollingsworth I wish I didn't agree with you, but I still don't have Hulu or HBO - how are they gonna convince me to get ANOTHER streaming service that sounds shockingly like YouTube? LOL!...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Lindbergh E Hollingsworth I said that from the moment I heard about their ideas. Quibi business model forgot that there is something called a "pause" button in video players, and people don't need thi...

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Leanne Campbell
Blockchain for films!

Hi film makers and distributors. I am still trying to find out if we can somehow use blockchain technology in the meta data of our films to make sure we know where our films are being screened and that we are getting paid for that screening. Anyone have any positive information about it?

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Leanne Campbell This is a common and to my knowledge never-achieved concept in the industry since the creation of bitcoin. It has a lot of practical issues which are difficult to overcome, including t...

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