Posts Tagged ‘ Netflix ’

Can International Sales Agents Be Blamed for Low Performing Film Sales?

November 27, 2018
Can International Sales Agents Be Blamed for Low Performing Film Sales?

International and Domestic sales of independent film is a volatile undertaking, even under the best of circumstances. The competition is stiff, buyer’s tastes shift on a dime and thousands of films are produced globally each year. According to IMDB, in the last 10 years, film production has doubled, going from 4,585 in 2005 to...
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‘Roma’ Drives Netflix to Break Its Own Rules About Theatrical Release – Indie Wire

October 31, 2018
‘Roma’ Drives Netflix to Break Its Own Rules About Theatrical Release – Indie Wire

Netflix clearly has changed the face of how we consume content. They pioneered the concept of “binge-watching” by releasing an entire season of episodes for a new series in one day. This drew viewers to their platform and created stickiness for the viewer who would then look for more content to “binge.” One of...
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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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Ask The Experts – The Economics of Oscar Season

February 27, 2014
Ask The Experts – The Economics of Oscar Season

by John S Kiernan, WalletHub on February 26, 2014 Movie-goers are usually in for a treat when winter rolls around. It’s Oscar Season, after all, and big studios are busy lobbying for the inclusion of their films in the discussion for an Academy Award. Prestige obviously is a driving factor in all of the...
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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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Indie Film Financing: A Banker’s Perspective on Banks, Hedgefunds and New Distribution Platforms

June 26, 2013
Indie Film Financing: A Banker’s Perspective on Banks, Hedgefunds and New Distribution Platforms

The first question burgeoning and experienced film producers ask is: What are investors and the banks looking for in order to finance a movie?  That model is ever changing, and yet has some basic tenants that must be met in order for the money to flow into a project. Adrian Ward is a smart,...
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