Focal Press Book: The Insider's Guide to Independent Film Distribution

Focal Press Book: The Insider's Guide to Independent Film Distribution by Stacey Parks

Focal Press Book: The Insider's Guide to Independent Film Distribution by Stacey Parks

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The Insider's Guide to Independent Film Distribution - 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 decrease dramatically.

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 international buyers.

Self-distribution and other alternatives to traditional distribution are also considered. You'll hear some success stories from producers, and hear directly from buyers what they 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.

Readership: Independent filmmakers

About the Author: Stacey Parks 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.

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
Table of Contents
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Subject Advanced Videography
Author Stacey Parks
Edition First
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 216
Dimensions 6 x 9" (15.2 x 22.9cm)
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-240-80922-9
  • ISBN-10: 0-240-80922-X
  • Publisher Focal Press
    Date Published April 2007
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