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Boutique Theatrical And Service Deal Distributors
Boutique Theatrical And Service Deal Distributors In recent years there has been tremendous consolidation with both boutique theatrical distributors and service distributors. So we've put together a handy guide of the distributors you need to know. . . . More
How To Create A Successful Theatrical Event With Tugg: A Virtual Seminar
How To Create A Successful Theatrical Event With Tugg: A Virtual Seminar Tugg is one of the newest entrants in the DIY theatrical space. It's a web platform that lets people 'demand' the films of their choice to be played in local theaters. Many filmmakers have already had great success doing Tugg releases, and the best part is that there are virtually no up front costs involved in using the service (unlike utilizing a traditional theatrical service company). In this virtual seminar with reps from Tugg we discuss how filmmakers can create a successful theatrical event using Tugg. . . . More
Event Theatrical Seminar
Event Theatrical Seminar As part of our Alternate Releasing Series we're spotlighting Event Theatrical releases and tours with Kirt Eftekhar of Area 23a, a company that pioneered the "event theatrical" concept. This is not your typical theatrical release. Event based distribution exploits the various elements that make up a successful niche release and can help a film most effectively reach its audience by creating bespoke experiences and events around the film and the theatrical tour. . . . More
Theatrical Distribution From DIY to the Mini-Majors Virtual Seminar
Theatrical Distribution From DIY to the Mini-Majors Virtual Seminar After everything that's been written and spoken about ad nauseam, Theatrical Distribution is still an elusive mystery to most producers. In this virtual seminar we demystify Theatrical Distribution. We talk costs, revenue, rewards, benefits, advantages, and disadvantages and get to the bottom of this elusive topic and figure out if it's right for you and your film! . . . More
DIY Theatrical Release Sample Budget
DIY Theatrical Release Sample Budget So how much does it cost to mount a self-theatrical release? What are the considerations involved? This sample budget examines four scenarios for a self-theatrical release, taking the most common costs into consideration, and lays it out. . . . More
Seminar: "Service Deals: What They Do & How Much Mileage You Can Get Out Of Them" with Mark Borde of Freestyle Releasing"
Seminar: "Service Deals: What They Do & How Much Mileage You Can Get Out Of Them" with Mark Borde of Freestyle Releasing" Mark Borde, President of indie Service Deal company extraordinaire Freestyle Releasing gives us an inside look at the world of service deals for indie films: who can benefit, how much mileage you can get from it, and what it's going to cost to make it effective (from service deal fee structures to marketing and promotion. . . . More
Video Training: BUDGETING FOR THEATRICAL SELF-DISTRIBUTION
Video Training: BUDGETING FOR THEATRICAL SELF-DISTRIBUTION In the current climate, traditional theatrical deals are becoming a rarity. For filmmakers who want to raise the profile of their films in a way only a theatrical release can and use it to drive ancillary sales (and to try to leverage better deals), the new model for independent theatrical releasing is the self-distribution model. But most filmmakers don't even know where to start. And the first thing they want to know is "how much is a theatrical release going to cost?" . . . More
Understanding Theatrical Distribution Economics: A Primer
Understanding Theatrical Distribution Economics: A Primer Big numbers at the box office don't necessarily mean BIG profits. In fact, the profits that looked so big might just not be there at all. Here we take a look at the economics of theatrical distribution via both the studio model and the independent model. And we look at how a film's break-even point moves higher and higher. . . . More
Theatrical Deals: The Usual & Customary
Theatrical Deals: The Usual & Customary In this tutorial we examine the usual and customary for U.S. theatrical distribution deals . . . More
Sample Deal Memo Between Theater Booker and Filmmaker for Limited Theatrical Run
Sample Deal Memo Between Theater Booker and Filmmaker for Limited Theatrical Run What does a deal memo for a limited theatrical release look like between the filmmaker and the booker overseeing the entire run? What is the booker responsible for? What is the filmmaker responsible for? We take a look. . . . More
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