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

Victoria Moral
Distribution in Spain

Hi there! Would you like to have a distribution partner in Spain? Sales agent? In HARPO we believe the ony way to go on in this market is through partnerships! We will take care of your catalogue, present ad hoc to the broadcasters. Producers, international distributors..consider a partnership with us. Take care and stay safe.

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Victoria Moral, contact me please at team@facet.tv

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Victoria Moral! Is there a particular genre you are looking for? Or a particular form -short, feature, series?

Charles G. Masi

I've been away from film making for a couple of years, but I just agreed to executive produce an animated sci-fi/fantasy feature with the working title "False Gods," and am looking to line up distribu...

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Alexander Ragozin

Hello! I have something to offer you! My mail is ragozin.2011@mail.ru, View our product.

Karen "Kay" Ross
Alamo Drafthouse REOPENING

And what are they leading with... Bill & Ted - LOL! What are your thoughts? Will they be able to keep to the required distance and wearing masks?

https://www.screendaily.com/news/alamo-drafthouse-cinemas-to-reopen-sele......

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Karen "Kay" Ross
Paramount Selling Distribution Rights to Amazon

Saw news that Without Remorse with Michael B. Jordan is in negotiations to screen on Amazon. I wonder how having a different "wide release" option other than theatrical could affect cinemas as they attempt to reopen?

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/michael-b-jordan-without-remorse-amaz......

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Amazon Nears Deal for Michael B. Jordan's 'Without Remorse' (EXCLUSIVE)
Amazon Nears Deal for Michael B. Jordan's 'Without Remorse' (EXCLUSIVE)
Amazon Studios is in final negotiations to buy worldwide rights to " Without Remorse" from Paramount Pictures, Variety has learned. The Tom Clancy thriller stars Michael B. Jordan as U.S. Navy SEAL Jo…
Shadow Dragu-Mihai

In my opinion, while cinemas as an industry may survive, as a sine-qua-non of serious or important film, it's essentially gone. It's another part of our changing industry which we have to come to grip...

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Charles G. Masi

Yes, SDM, the film industry has a great many challenges -- which translate into opportunities for innovation. My current project, just entering development, is an animated sci-fi/fantasy feature entit...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

That's really interesting, Charles G. Masi! I'd love for you to check-in and post on your progress! Maybe in the Animation Lounge? https://www.stage32.com/lounge/animation...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai
Disney Drops Historic 20th Century Fox Name & Logo!

Not gonna lie... I like that logo and name and it's associated with so much of our industry history that I think this is a plain dumb and disrespectful idea. But it's a done deal.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/11/media/disney-fox-20th-century-television/......

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Karen "Kay" Ross
China's Cinemas Are Opening Before USA's
How China Is Reopening Movie Theaters Faster Than The U.S. During The Pandemic
How China Is Reopening Movie Theaters Faster Than The U.S. During The Pandemic
In the wake of the China Film Administration announcing yesterday the reopening of cinemas on July 20, there's been several questions as to what China is determining to be a low or high risk COVID-19 area.
Victoria Moral

In Spain cinemas were opned and now closed again.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Victoria Moral Oh, man! When did it close again? Any indication what it will take to re-open?

John Ellis

I don't think opening theaters anywhere is a good idea - this is a money-driven trend.

BTW, Victoria Moral, Harpo has a nice website!

Karen "Kay" Ross

Wow, yeah, I agree with John Ellis - great website, Victoria!

Karen "Kay" Ross
Pop-up Parking Lot Premieres

I'm sure you've heard of "guerilla marketing", but is this our version of the "guerilla exhibition"? LOL!

I'm not sure, but I'm thinking the "pop-up" restaurant thing is such a hit, this could actually work for a while. What do you think?

https://www.indiewire.com/2020/07/unhinged-fatima-box-office-12...

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Amid Theater Chaos, Indie Films 'Unhinged' and 'Fatima' Forge Ahead
Amid Theater Chaos, Indie Films 'Unhinged' and 'Fatima' Forge Ahead
Stateside theater openings remain a moving target for anxious distributors. Theaters and distributors are locked in a dirty dance that could have serious repercussions down the line. Without new movie…
Shadow Dragu-Mihai

This kind of model is something that we are exploring at Facet TV - even before the covid situation. It's really a variation on four-walling, but with modern digital technology, who needs a brick-and-mortar cinema?

Dreamworks, Amblin Partners, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, Entertainment One

Hey everybody at Stage32.com!   I want to say, "Great job on making Stage32.com!"  I'm so impressed with how wonderful it really is!  I love being a part of the ability to create, and to get paid, in the film industry without anyone sending me rejection letters or telling me that I can't do somethin...

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Erik A. Jacobson

Sorry, Andrea, but that's not a logline. There's no conflict, no "or else". Who's after the scrolls? Why? The Nazi villain in 'Raiders'? The Mafia? I assure you they don't care about anything missing from a Billy Graham book. Nor does Billy. He's gone to his reward.

John Ellis

What Damian Lloyd said.

And I'll add: there are no shortcuts in this biz. Success is earned through paying your dues: start small, hone your craft, build relationships. This takes time, effort, perseverance. No other way to do it.

Andrea Calabrese

I have 11 trophies for Best Screenwriting--including Best Screenplay. Plus, I got straight A's in all my Advanced Screenwriting classes. There's no rules to writing LOGLINES.

Andrea Calabrese

By the way, guys, I've made friends with several people on Stage32.com who have had their scripts "Requested" by DreamWorks and Amblin Partners. All you have to do is do a search for "DreamWorks" and...

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Marla Stoker Ballenger
A movie studio perspective on PR and publicity

Hello! I've been a "member" for a while, but haven't actively participated, so here's a small start to changing that. As a publicist who got my start working for the major movie studios (ie: Warner Bros, Fox, Paramount, etc) as a Senior Field Publicist promoting their releases, I wanted to say hello...

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Solange Plaza

hello! :)

Becca Carroll Guido

Hello Maria, I'm a newbie too & I look forward to hearing your insights & perspectives on all things Marketing/PR. I do Production Consulting & bring the demographic specific social media marketing early on into the production process.... finding/building the audience.

Ian Elms

Hi Marla!

Michael Connolly
Vision Films

Anybody here have experience in dealing with Vision films?

Udayakumar Pachaiappan

Hi Michael , Yes I do

Michael Connolly

How was it?

Jonathan Gill
Short Film Distribution

Hey Everyone!

I have a 15 minute short that's going through rounds at festivals right now, and I was wondering what the best mode of distribution would be? At the end of the day I want it to reach the biggest audience possible, I have experience running you-tube channels, but never had anything get...

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Tasha Lewis

Congratulations! Here are some resources filmfestivals.com , Shortfilmconnection.com Mobilefilmfestivals.com and of course Stage 32.

Julian Baner
Distribution Deal "Playbook" Without Festivals

Came across this great article (thanks to Rob Hardy from Filmmaker Freedom) on how these filmmakers managed to land a good distribution deal and the specific steps they took to do so. Thought it would be informative to you all, and curious to hear if you agree with their methods.

The Indie Film Dist...

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The Indie Film Distribution Playbook That Got Our No-Budget Film in Theaters
The Indie Film Distribution Playbook That Got Our No-Budget Film in Theaters
This distribution strategy helped the no-budget indie sci-fi feature COSMOS achieve a profitable minimum guarantee, a Hollywood premiere, a worldwide release, and a limited US theatrical run in NYC, L…
Karen "Kay" Ross
Should Cinemas Take a Stand?

This article in Variety discusses how the big three cinema chains were relying on city and state restrictions to determine how they would require movie-goers to attend screenings during COVID to remain politically neutral... and it backfired.

Would you feel safer if the company declared a stance and...

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Movie Theaters' Botched Mask Messaging Ignited an Avoidable Political Controversy
Movie Theaters' Botched Mask Messaging Ignited an Avoidable Political Controversy
When movie theaters announced plans to reopen, their mission was simple: Convince audiences it will be safe to return to cinemas in the age of coronavirus. That meant reducing seating capacity to help…
Julian Baner

I personally would not feel safer as, at the end of the day, a company is not tracking Covid infections in a certain area, nor would I expect them to, they are tracking their sales revenue. In the US...

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Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

Requirements - no selling concessions, face masks required, social distancing in seating (families and friends excluded), after each movie the crew has to wipe the arms rests and spray mist disinfectant on each seat (since it's a mist it will do it's job and dry in 10 minutes).

Karen "Kay" Ross

I see your point, Julian Baner. Unfortunately, we don't know the needs until people get sick or start dying, so maybe there could be standard practice across the board, and then escalated efforts for...

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Christopher Phillips

Lindbergh E Hollingsworth you don’t understand the theater business... movie theaters make all their money on concessions, not the screenings.

Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

I used to work for two major studios, I know plenty about exhibitors (used to build P&L models after I left feature development). While true that concessions bring in a tremendous amount of revenue th...

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