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Ultimate checklist while selecting a film distributor!

Ultimate checklist while selecting a film distributor!

Ultimate checklist while selecting a film distributor!

– Amount of advance
– Extent of rights conveyed. Domestic or/and foreign. Ancillary rights? Are any markets cross-collateralized?
– Is there a guaranteed marketing commitment?
– Does the producer have any input or veto power over artwork and theater selection in the top markets?
– Track record and financial health of distributor
– Are monthly or quarterly accounting statements required?
– To what extent does the distributor plan to involve the filmmakers in production?
– Marketing strategy
– Split of revenues and accounting of profits
– Distributors leverage with exhibitors. Can the distributor collect monies owned?
– Any competing films handled by distributor or conflicts of interest?
– Does the producer have the right to regain distribution rights if the distributor pulls the plug early on distribution?

 

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