Archive for June, 2017

Netflix is Playing Well In the Sandbox with Theatrical Distributors

June 9, 2017
Netflix is Playing Well In the Sandbox with Theatrical Distributors

According to an article in the Hollywood Reporter, “Cannes: Netflix Takes Robert Pattinson’s ‘Good Time’ for Multiple International Territories”, Netflix is working with theatrical distributors around the world  to stream films online in territories it does not own all rights to. This is a big shift for the company, that has heretofore not been...
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Clock Ticking Down for European Digital Single Market – Hollywood Reporter

June 9, 2017
Clock Ticking Down for European Digital Single Market – Hollywood Reporter

The independent film world has depended on international sales to territories throughout the world for financing thousands of films over the last 30 years or so. An important element is that a sales agent/production company has been able to pre-sell individual territories, obtain contracts for up front minimum guarantees, and then procure bank loans against those...
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