I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about all the new revenue models for independent film distribution and how to communicate them effectively to potential investors.
I mean, in the past when you would do a film business plan it was quite simple – project revenue from traditional distribution platforms like Broadcast, Theatrical, DVD, and Foreign Sales. But what about all the NEW revenue streams we must account for like VOD (internet & cable), direct-to-consumer DVD sales, merchandise, games, and other transmedia platforms? How do you account for that and communicate that effectively in your business plan?
Incidentally I’m going to be speaking on this very topic as part of a half day workshop I’m giving at the Berlin Film Festival in a couple of weeks called DAWN OF THE MICRO MAJOR FILM PRODUCER. I’m also thinking of teaching a virtual boot camp on this subject because it’s so crucial right now and no one else is talking about it….
So I’d love to hear your thoughts. What are your concerns with writing your film business plan in a 2.0 world? And what questions do you have?