Informative Topics on Film Distribution covered in the blog in depth are :
Film Distribution History 1890 to Present – a Journey through the many pitfalls and advances in film distribution, from the start to present please write to us if you would like to add to our compiliation.
Budgets- A Quantatative presentation of what example budgets cost in full and how much to expect to budget while creating your own.
Public relations PR/Film Distribution
Memorandums – A throrough look at film distribution memorandums and what the table of contents is and how to create your own distribution memorandum for self promoting or to distributors who want to buy your film.
Market Research/Analysis- Detailed market research in your genre that coincides with your film distribution memorandum to create your sales hook to distributors, investors and more.
Marketing/Promotions – Successful Magazine Advertisements, Newspaper/Other, Media Buying – who to contact to get the best deal in advertising and poster prints and who to contact to place these advertsisements.
Sales/International Sales- 75 percent for the distributor which includes your agreed upon percentage, 25 percent for theatres and wholesale costs to entertainment retailers, and retail cost – or self promoting with a distributor and your costs – minus your profits.
Contracts/ Permission Agreements for print, audio, video and artwork and what you need to know.
Movie Theatres- Screenings for press and screenings for people, income they make, how their business is formed to get an undertanding of how to the movie theatre business works.
DVD Market- and Video Outlets – Explores all options for distribution – theatre (platform release, direct to DVD, VOD, Internet) and develops a strategy for distribution.
Investors/Sponsorships- investments in stock of companies/ your company – How sponsorships with investors are formed with Basics 101 of Sponsoring. How to attract investors with sales pitches. Which investors are interested in what genre and more..
Sales Reports for Fiscal Years- Sales Tracking – How distribution companies prepare and track the sales of DVD’s, theatre seats and all distribution outlets so they profit and send to you the correct amount of monies.
Deceptive Movie Distributor Practices – How to avoid unhonest distributors and reasons behind them.
DVD Authoring and Costs- How to budget for these distribution costs and how much they cost individually. Where to find such talent all around America, especially in New York and California. This knowledge will be useful so if you don’t plan to self distribute, you’ll know how much the distribution company will charge so you will only have to pay this amount.
Translations/Subtitles/Dubbing/Voiceover- How to budget for these distribution costs and how much they cost individually. Where to find such talent all around America, especially in New York and California. Can be used domestically or when planning for international markets. This knowledge will be useful so if you don’t plan to self distribute, you’ll know how much the distribution company will charge so you will only have to pay this amount.
Beta copies of DVD’s- The process of procuring BETA copies of your DVD from production companies and the costs involved.
Retail outlets for sales – In America, who buys DVD’s Wholesale and Rents for Business
International Markets and Licensing – taking your film to the next step with co-distributions and distribution companies all over the globe.