Posts Tagged ‘ Film Distribution ’

Chinese Box Office Rescues Under-Performing US Films

April 25, 2017

Foreign films that perform poorly in the U.S. are getting a second lease on life in China. Movies that get distributed months after their release dates in the U.S. and elsewhere have found that the Chinese box office can sometimes double their profits. CGTN’s Phil Lavelle reports from Hollywood and speaks with Peter DeBruge...
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“Day and Date” Release Patterns, What is VOD’s Impact on the Distribution Timeline?

February 8, 2017
“Day and Date” Release Patterns, What is VOD’s Impact on the Distribution Timeline?

Release windows in content distribution are still a challenge for the exhibitor, distributor and filmmaker alike. The exhibitor wants exclusivity in the theatre for as long as possible so they can earn as much revenue before other platforms claim their share of the pie. The distributor and filmmaker want the film out in as...
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False Representation vs. Breach of Contract in Film Financing – Who Wins?

May 7, 2015

Investment in film has the potential for high reward but is always combined with high risk. Little or no collateral, lack of liquidity, changing consumer demand, market competition and over zealous promises made by the filmmakers all contribute to the risk factor. Investors must rely on strong market analysis, distribution pre-sales and the integrity...
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Huayi Signs US Movie Deal

March 18, 2015

  By Niu Yue in New York(China Daily USA) China’s largest private film company has signed an agreement with a yet-announced United States company to fund, co-produce and distribute at least 18 feature films by the end of 2017. Huayi Brothers Media Corp disclosed the deal on Monday in a regulatory stock filing. Variety.com,...
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Transmedia Infusion…Are Indie Film Distributors’ Days Numbered?

January 6, 2015

Hollywood’s move into the OTT/direct to consumer service, seen by HBO and potentially Showtime and Starz, is both inevitable and a game changer. As more and more consumers cut the cord and view their programing direct from the creator —as seen for the last several years on YouTube— and now on Netflix, Amazon Prime...
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More Capital, More Distribution Channels – Good News For Film Producers

November 11, 2013
More Capital, More Distribution Channels – Good News For Film Producers

The mantra consistently sounded at the 2013 American Film Market panel “Current Issues in Film Finance” was clearly this: the opportunity to fund and distribute your film project is greater than ever.  However, there’s a catch – you must not only have a great story, but a strong strategy from beginning to end. 3 power house...
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How To Make Indie Filmmaking Profitable In The Age of Tentpole Franchises

October 15, 2012

To some, indie filmmaking is an art form, to others a dream of of seeing their story come to life on the big screen, however, it is meant to be a profitable business.  Investors put money into a film, and expect to get their money back and receive a decent return on their investment.  ...
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The Sales Agent Perspective on Indie Film Financing

April 12, 2012
The Sales Agent Perspective on Indie Film Financing

In the first installment of our interview with Michele Taverna of MonteCristo Entertainment, “The New Core of the Film Industry,” we discussed your position as sales agent being the “natural first stop” on the road to producing films.  Let’s take a look at how you go about making the all important decisions on which...
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The New Core of the Film Industry – The Sales Agent

March 16, 2012
The New Core of the Film Industry – The Sales Agent

With the ever changing world of film financing and representation, the international sales agent is becoming the big hitter in the industry.  It is a well-known fact that talent drives movie making.  If a producer can attract a Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt or Jennifer Aniston to their project, the movie will be green lit....
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Getting Real with Indie Film Finance and Distribution…Part 2

February 7, 2012
Getting Real with Indie Film Finance and Distribution…Part 2

In Part I, we talked about Hedge funds and what they are looking for in terms of financing films. They prefer slates, which create a portfolio effect with which they can amortize the risk across a variety of film, genres and budgets. If that’s the game Hedges funds are playing, what are...
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