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Brian Boyko March 20th, 2008 04:38 PM

Team up with prod. company to sell movie short?
 
I had a quick question. Iíve got my short doc (26min) in the can and DVD-pressed, and itís gotten 4200 plays on Vimeo so far (with 120,000 references Ė whatever that means.)

Since I did the thing myself, and have a day job, and nothing to lose, I was wondering if it would be a good idea to team up with a local indie production company that would be going to a film market anyway, and have them offer sampler DVDs, with the idea that they pick up a share of the profit if that sells. I figure it would be cheaper than going myself. What do you think?

Andy Graham March 21st, 2008 02:46 AM

I think if you did some research online into distribution companies that deal with documentaries you would probably find a long list that you could simply send the sample to . If any of them are interested you would receive all the profit and you wouldn't have to go anywhere. If it is picked up they would probably request a master in digibeta.

Andy.

Rick L. Allen March 23rd, 2008 07:09 PM

Brian,

Just so you know. If you go with a distributor you will make a range of $2-4 max US on a DVD that runs $19.95-29.95. As with all business the distributors make the most money and the creator the least (just like recording artists who make about $1 per CD).

Brian Boyko March 27th, 2008 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rick L. Allen (Post 847299)
Brian,

Just so you know. If you go with a distributor you will make a range of $2-4 max US on a DVD that runs $19.95-29.95. As with all business the distributors make the most money and the creator the least (just like recording artists who make about $1 per CD).

Well, right now I'm looking at $0, and I may be looking at broadcast distribution. (Found a production company with fingers in the right places.)

-- Brian.


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