Insider's Guide to Independent Film Distribution

ISBN-10: 0240817559

ISBN-13: 9780240817552

Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Stacey Parks

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Innovation in technology means that almost anyone can make an independent film these days. Although this may be good news for aspiring filmmakers, it also means that the oversupply of independent films on the market has caused acquisition prices to dramatically decrease. As a result, producers and investors rarely recover their initial investment in the films they make. But don't be discouraged! Use this book to learn the realities of the market in advance and map out a winning distribution plan.This comprehensive manual for filmmakers and producers dedicated to film distribution and the marketplace could mean the difference between getting your film out to the public and keeping it "in the can." Learn how to sell your movie to a studio, a cable network, a video distributor, or an international buyer. Self-distribution and other alternatives to traditional distribution are also considered. As well, you'll hear some success stories from producers and hear exactly what buyers are seeking.Stacey Parks has worked with dozens of hungry filmmakers to get their films a distribution deal and knows how frustrating the whole process can be. Let her tell you how you can take control of your filmmaking career and start getting your work seen by audiences with a few little-known distribution secrets.Features include:* Interviews and case studies with producers and distributors* Ten Ways to Market Your Film for Self-Distribution* Sales Projections per Territory* Distribution Resource Listings* Negotiation tips for distribution agreements* Sample distribution agreements* What you must know to get your independent film distributed* Written by a distributor who knows the process inside and out* Interviews with buyers and acquisitions executives from every sector of the business on what kinds of films they look for, what they're sick of seeing, and how their acquisitions processes work
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.352
Language: English

Stacey Parks is the author of the "Inside Guide To Independent Film Distribution (Focal Press), a comprehensive educational program for filmmakers and producers dedicated to film distribution and the marketplace. Stacey has worked in independent film for over 10 years, and is currently a sales executive at the BBC Worldwide in Los Angeles. She was previously a foreign sales agent for many years. You can join her film distribution community on the web at www.FilmSpecific.com.

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