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Traditional U.S. Distributors That Still Work For Indies
Traditional U.S. Distributors That Still Work For Indies Our compilation of U.S. distributors that are still working for independents that don't premiere at a top-tier film festival. These distributors may acquire for all-rights, theatrical, DVD, or VOD. . . . More
The State of the DVD Market For Independents
The State of the DVD Market For Independents In this seminar Allen Chou, President of Sales & Acquisitions at Passion River Films, shares his insights into the current DVD distribution landscape for independent films. Allen discusses the current state of the market, where the market is foundering and where it's still alive and well, how Netflix and Redbox fit in, how filmmakers can successfully split up their rights, and how distributors partner with filmmakers for the overall marketing and promotion of a release. . . . More
VIDEO TUTORIAL: Hybrid DVD Distribution
VIDEO TUTORIAL: Hybrid DVD Distribution Filmmaker-friendly and combining the best of traditional and self-distribution, the hybrid model is definitely the future of DVD distribution. Here we take a look at how the hybrid model works, what it entails, why it's a great model for filmmakers, and what you'll need to do to make the most of it. . . . More
SAMPLE: DVD DISTRIBUTION CONTRACT
SAMPLE: DVD DISTRIBUTION CONTRACT Wonder about all the legalese you'll be faced with when a distributor hands you a contract? This sample contract between a producer and DVD distributor gives a birdseye view of deal terms, deliverables and more. . . . More
DVD Distribution For Narratives and Docs: A Virtual Seminar
DVD Distribution For Narratives and Docs: A Virtual Seminar DVD distribution used to be the main revenue source for independent films. While it's true DVD sales have declined in recent years, DVD is still a significant source of revenue for indies. In fact, it's still the biggest source of revenue. In this virtual seminar we discuss DVD distribution for narratives and docs. . . . More
DVD ECONOMICS: A Breakdown of Traditional U.S. DVD Distribution
DVD ECONOMICS: A Breakdown of Traditional U.S. DVD Distribution When considering how much you will budget for a project, whether it be for a a straight-to-DVD project like a fitness video or a narrative feature film, it's crucial to have an understanding of the economics of DVD distribution the costs involved and its affect on filmmakers. . . . More
Distributing Your Documentary or Factual Program To Worldwide Audiences
Distributing Your Documentary or Factual Program To Worldwide Audiences How to turn your Documentary into a more SALEABLE product with higher-profit potential. (Hint: it has nothing to do with attaching 'stars' to it!) . . . More
DVD Deals: The Usual & Customary
DVD Deals: The Usual & Customary We take a look at the usual and customary for DVD releases with a focus on the U.S. We summarize the most typical deal terms so you can understand what you might be offered and give you insight into if you're being offered a good deal or a raw deal. . . . More
Sample Sales Agent Expense Report: DVD Sales
Sample Sales Agent Expense Report: DVD Sales A lot of expenses go into distributing a film? But how are those expenses reported to filmmakers? How often do you get those reports? We take a look at an sample distribution expenses report from a sales agent to filmmaker for DVD deals. And we've included a companion audio tutorial to help you understand it fully. . . . More
DOWNLOAD: Sample Foreign Broadcast Agreement
DOWNLOAD: Sample Foreign Broadcast Agreement So what will a filmmaker be faced with when signing a non-U.S. Boradcast Agreement? This sample Foreign Broadcast Agreement shows filmmakers what they might be asked to sign by a non-U.S. broadcaster, and lays out what a broadcaster will require of the filmmaker. . . . More
Foreign Broadcast Agreements: The Usual & Customary
Foreign Broadcast Agreements: The Usual & Customary So what are the normal terms a non-U.S. broadcaster will ask for in a locensing agreement? What do filmmakers need to be looking for and what do they need to know about before they sign on the dotted line? We'll take a look. . . . More
Sample TV License Agreement
Sample TV License Agreement So what do broadcasters require? Here's a sample television license agreement, including the deliverables required of filmmakers. . . . More
TV License Agreements: Whats The Usual & Customary?
TV License Agreements: Whats The Usual & Customary? So what are the "norms" for television licensing agreements? We'll take a look at some of the ranges which are considered "usual and customary" to help filmmakers make informed decisions about how to know when they're getting a good deal and when they're getting a raw deal. . . . More
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