Category: Distribution

Why You May Not Want or Get a Foreign Sales Rep

These are reps/agents that are relatively established in the split rights world and specialize in the sales of foreign rights. Generally they take a higher percentage (25 percent) than producer’s reps for domestic deals,...

Distribution Tip: Shorts have an Audience Too

While short films may not have the same distribution opportunities as feature films, short filmmakers shouldn’t feel discouraged, as they are still invaluable in developing a filmmaker’s name and gaining an audience through limited...

Distribution Tip: Don?t Just Bank on a Global Deal

These days, you will very rarely come across a film distribution company which has acquired global rights for a film. When they have options to select territories, countries and formats, why should you limit...

Film / TV Distribution Agreement Tip

In order to sell the right to distribute a film, a production company must enter into one or more acquisition and distribution agreements with a distributor. There are a number of different forms such...

Film Pre-Sales: Star Sizzle Plus Quality

As far as getting pre-sale, it is the strength of the production company?s reputation, and the package of director, actors and story that will determine whether or not the distributor is willing to take...

New Media, VOD & Streaming Distribution Tip

New media (such as Internet, mobile and over-the-top (OTT) devices), cable and satellite generate significant revenues. Due to the increasing penetration of smart phone subscriptions, availability of high-speed data connectivity, and the rise of...

Distribution Tip: Hit The Festivals

First of all, you need to make a film that has a universal appeal if you want to venture out into the global market. After completely understanding the type and genre of film that...

Television Syndication Pre-sale

Television syndication also provides a production company with pre-sale financing. If the distributor is a financially sound company, the production company can obtain a production loan using the syndication agreement as collateral. The amount...

Movie Distribution Tip: Hire a Good Agent

Many-a-times it becomes absolutely impossible to find your market all on your own. You need to hire the right agent who can connect with markets all over the globe. This makes the film distribution...

First-Look Film Deals

In a ?first-look? deal, a movie studio, network, TV studio or production company may contract with an independent producer to get first dibs on the producer?s next projects. The first-look agreement gives the studio...

The Risk of Film Distribution Pre-sales

Pre-sale as a strategy to finance movies is risky business – to the producer on the one hand, and the distributor on the other (in particular, for independent foreign distributors who are worried about...

What is a Production-Financing-Distribution Agreement?

The Production-Financing-Distribution Agreement is used by a studio or mini-major to finance production of a film. In return for the financing, the studio acquires the distribution rights and substantial equity in the project. The...

International Film Sales Agent Tips

A good international sales agent is the conduit to the distribution of an indie film outside of its country of origin. An international sales agent will brand the film to the foreign markets, territories and all media...

Distribution Tip: Try The Unconventional

Do not stick to tried and tested methods when it comes to Film Distribution. Reach out to an unknown territory or a new online channel. Who knows you could get lucky! There are thousands...

Challenges of Movie Distribution Pre-sales

Many independent films nowadays are already pre-sold by the time they have the actual festival premiere. Distributors are becoming more inclined to acquire movies at the script stage, because the competition for independent films...

Marketing Personalization Really Works

Regardless of what business you’re in, or how long you’ve been doing it, the greatest marketing challenge is as old as time: reaching your audience. As self-serve advertising becomes more commonplace, competitive saturation is...

So Your New Website is Live. Now What?

You’ve had a whirlwind few months, going back and forth with designers, developers, writers, and project managers to ensure your new website is beautiful and functional. Every last icon, image, letter, and pixel has been double-checked...