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Indie Filmmakers In The Age of Netflix and Amazon

Tuesday, May 30, 2017   (0 Comments)
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From IndieWire:

How Are Netflix and Amazon Affecting My Distribution Options?

Even if a filmmaker swears undying loyalty to theatrical distribution, subscription-based VOD like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu already control the game. While SVOD platforms may offer equal access, they increasingly favor the more mainstream titles; marginal movies are prone to being dropped. That means all-rights distributors are even more careful about the films they choose to bring out theatrically, and how much they’ll spend on them.

Furthermore, as outlets like Amazon become increasingly hungry for SVOD rights, that places other deals at a disadvantage. Foreign distributors don’t want films without SVOD rights. Neither do all-rights distributors; they want a nice SVOD deal in hand, ideally with bumps for overperforming in theatrical.

 

- Read the full article at IndieWire.com


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