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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Karen "Kay" Ross
Free Documentaries for Pride Month!

Aww, I love LOVE! I'm always vying for people's happily ever after. So this little gift from London is so special:

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/queer-east-film-festival-lgbtq-pride-coronavirus-1234693784/

HEY! Stage32 has free screenings, too, though! What docs are you watching for the celebrat...

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London's Queer East Film Festival Goes Global With Four Free Documentaries
London's Queer East Film Festival Goes Global With Four Free Documentaries
London's Queer East Film Festival will run a virtual program of four free-to-stream Asian documentaries from July 3-31, as cinema closures due to coronavirus force its regular programming online. The…
Karen "Kay" Ross
Awards Ceremony Success Through Streaming

Did y'all hear that the BET did a co-stream with CBS? What a great idea to amplify your voice!

Did anyone watch this? How was it?

https://deadline.com/2020/06/bet-awards-tv-ratings-cbs-simulcast-viacomc......

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BET Awards Soars To 3.7 Million Viewers With First-Ever CBS Simulcast
BET Awards Soars To 3.7 Million Viewers With First-Ever CBS Simulcast
With its innovative approach of pre-recorded performances, virtual packages and presentations as well as on-point messaging to amplify the Black Lives Matter movement, the BET Awards delivered an impr…
Taylor C. Baker
Film Festivals vs. Film Markets

Happy Friday y'all!

Our favorite international film distribution aficionado, David Zannoni, wrote an amazing blog about the difference between film festivals and film markets and how you can keep your career moving with virtual networking! it is chock-full of can't miss tips, tricks, and inspiration!...

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Martin Gbados
Exploring the African Content Market

Many high quality contents are produced in Africa year, yes most are done with low budget but do have captivating story lines and production quality. The difficulty is finding distribution for these contents so to allow the film to travel globally. Even when these films are acquired they are acquire...

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Christopher Cooksey
The Snyder Cut is Hollywood's Life Support and it May Do The Trick

We just got a teaser trailer for the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League and it may just be an important turning point in the evolution of cinema into content. It makes sense in a time where the money to produce whole new content is much more scarce for the studios. The fans are asking for it and it's...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Well, I see your point. However, we're not making burgers, we're making movies. If you want to sell burgers, you listen to how much salt the burger customer likes, and give them that, even if it's the...

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Christopher Cooksey

It's like the saying goes we're in show business, not show show. Now, I'm not suggesting that fans dictate creative decisions if that's what you mean by "consult" but if you want to be successful you...

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Dan MaxXx

the thing is how many of us are Zack Snyder? Maybe less than 5 Directors in America can do what Snyder does. HBO and Warner are partnering with Zack. They ain't bowing down to fans. This is Zack Snyder finishing a movie he didn't get a chance to do.

Christopher Cooksey

Thanks for the comment, Dan. True, none of us are Snyder but using him as a case study, there are some useful factors to consider. I think "bowing down to fans." is missing the intent. That suggests c...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Christopher Cooksey Today's blockbuster directors and producers certainly DO understand what made them successful, that's why they are successful. I'm just going to say that. They are, however, in a m...

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Christopher Cooksey
Hollywood is Dead and Movies Are No More

Let's talk about how the fatal blow that Hollywood and movie theaters have taken and how it's going to change how we make and distribute films, forever. Is it a tragedy or the opportunity of a lifetime for content creators working outside the studio system?

https://youtu.be/Z_bhYaEd0f8...

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Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

Great article: "Prepare for the Death and Rebirth of Hollywood" link: https://medium.com/swlh/prepare-for-the-death-rebirth-of-hollywood-f3853......

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Christopher Cooksey

Yes, I did read that one and have contemplated doing a response video to it. Thanks.

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

"Hollywood" by which I mean mainstream studios, has been preparing to move into the fully digital realm for years. The Wuhan Virus event caught them unprepared though, and they are scrambling to adapt...

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Christopher Cooksey

I still say Hollywood is done. Of course, there will still be companies producing content from the location of Hollywood, sure but they have lost the relevance to a global market and will now just hav...

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Karen "Kay" Ross
Tribeca Drive-In Summer Series?

Have you guys heard that Tribeca is teaming up with Drive-in Theatres to host a summer series?

"NEW YORK, MAY 6, 2020 — Tribeca Enterprises today announced a partnership with IMAX and AT&T to unveil “Tribeca Drive-In,” an all-new drive-in entertainment series that will take place this summer at drive...

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Karen "Kay" Ross
Pulling 'Gone With the Wind' only to return?

I've often said that movie reviews should start with context as to what the reviewer brings with them into the viewing - have they seen the trailer? read the source material? read other reviews?

Similarly, I appreciate that AMC had introductions to so many of their films giving historical context to...

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'Gone With the Wind' Will Return to HBO Max After 'Careful' Planning
'Gone With the Wind' Will Return to HBO Max After 'Careful' Planning
HBO Max's Sandra Dewey has said the streamer is being "slow and careful" in its plans to bring back "Gone With the Wind" after the film was yanked from the platform in the wake of the George Floyd protests.
Becca Carroll Guido

When I saw this was happening, I rushed right over to Amazon to buy it & just watched it the other day. It was intriguing watching it through the lens of what's going on today..... some of it seemed a...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Becca Carroll Guido - they are still redistributing it, but I think moving forward, they won't have a version without adding context before the screening.

Shadow Dragu-Mihai
Does Anyone Have Experience With TubiTV?

I am looking for anyone with experience having their films on Tubi, who might speak with me privately about their experience. Please contact me at shadowmihai@gmail.com Thanks!

Sobe Charles Umeh
Looking for a distributor

I am looking for a distributor for our feature length film, “Sorelle (Sisters)”. I can send a screener of the film for consideration. Any suggestions on which distribution company would be interested in a crime drama made in Canada? Thank you.

Prince Helloweens

Our Distribution company (Destinations flag Ent) we focus on Black/African contents Distribution only Send me your film trailer & preview link through this email address : destinationsflag@yahoo.com A...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Sobe Charles Umeh ondemand.global and Facet TV are looking for new and unusual content. send link to screener and press kit to acquisitions@ondemand.global

Bruce Frigeri
Looking for English language features

My distribution company, Lifesize Entertainment, is being proactive in this tough environment and looking to expand our catalog of titles for international and digital distribution. If you have a completed feature film please contact me and let me know. We will take a look.

Rajesh Banga

Hi Bruce, Let me know about your catalogue as we would like to license it for Indian sub continent and Middle East

Sobe Charles Umeh

Hello Bruce, I have a feature film which we just concluded post on and I'm currently looking for a distributor. Kindly inbox your email so I can send you the link to a private online screener. Thanks

Susan Rodgers
Amazon Ads

Hi, has anyone here worked with Indie Rights? And does anyone know if you can run Amazon ads to direct viewers to your film on Amazon? If so, have you tried them?

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Does Amazon run ads at all? I would expect you cannot do this. Amazon even vets your film content to ensure there is no "call to action" which could possibly take the viewer off their site. Even to th...

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Susan Rodgers

Hi Shadow, thank you for your response! I am a self-published author as well as a first-time feature filmmaker, and I run ads on Amazon to help drive readers to my books. It's through Amazon.Advertisi...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Susan Rodgers Thanks for that. I expect that they wouldn't let adverts go off an Amazon site. As far as advertising a film on Amazon itself, it seems it could be self-defeating unless the film was for...

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Stephen Foster

I met them at Cannes film festival and they seem legit! I liked them very much!

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