After a couple of weeks exploring the topic of Distribution 2.0 virtually (via this blog, Facebook, and my Film Specific newsletters) AND in person live (at my Micro Major Berlin workshop), I can tell you this — there are THREE Key Issues that everyone seems to be grappling with right now in regards to Distribution 2.0. They are:
Hands down, these three issues represent 90% of the feedback and questions I get when mentioning the possibilities of the Distribution 2.0 landscape.
For example, here are some sample questions I receive:
WINDOWS: “If I pursue Distribution 2.0 platforms for my film, am I going to ruin my chances of potentially bigger, traditional distribution deals down the line?”
RIGHTS: “When negotiating with a Distributor or Sales Agent, how do I effectively carve out my own rights so I can pursue Distribution 2.0 platforms for my film on my own?”
REVENUE: “How much will I actually make via Distribution 2.0 platforms and where can I find accurate revenue projections so I can communicate this in a business plan or to potential investors?”
So am I right? Do any of you have similar concerns? And more importantly, did I leave anything out?
I want to keep this conversation going and help you get all your questions answered!
For those of you interested, I’m kicking off a VIRTUAL BOOT CAMP next week (March 2) that will deal with ALL of these issues (especially the 3rd one – REVENUE). And if you register by this Friday (Feb. 26) you can save $75 off the tuition AND get a free 6 month membership to Film Specific (a $159 value).
And in the mean time, I look forward to your thoughts on this topic. Any other issues I haven’t mentioned that are of particular concern to you?