The Distribution Landscape - What's On Your Mind?
Hope you’re having a great week and for my US readers - Happy Thanksgiving!
Last week we talked about AFM Boom or Bust and while the dust is still settling on all things AFM, I’m already looking towards EFM in Berlin in Feb and MIPTV in April - building out my slate, intentionally and thoughtfully packaging the projects for which I’m gearing up for a big push, and taking calls/meetings/catch-ups with colleagues, friends, and contacts while there’s some down time between now and the end of the year. It’s a great time of the year to take stock around what everyone is up to, what they’re looking to do next, and how you might work together in the new year.
What about you? What’s keeping you engaged around the holidays?
Also behind the scenes I’ve been working on putting together an updated Film Distribution Kit for you guys. Shout out to those of you who remember the original Film Distribution Kit which was my very first digital product (way back in 2007?) and the precursor to my book Insiders Guide To Film Distribution.
This updated bundle of film distribution resources will include all the things I most frequently get asked for including:
sales projection charts
sample distributor and sales agent contracts
indie-friendly distributors and sales agents (heavily vetted by me)
sample deliverables lists (domestic and foreign)
sample outreach templates
By the way, these are all the resources I use myself and which my FS Pro members have access to. It’s like tapping into to my personal dropbox folder of resources and templates that I use day in and day out. For those of you who might find that valuable, stay tuned! Additionally, if there’s something specific I haven’t listed that you think could be helpful, please let me know!
I’ll also work on putting together a separate Film Packaging Kit which will include resources for projects in the packaging and financing stages.
So stay tuned for these new Film Specific digital bundles coming your way and leave me a comment with what’s on your mind these days with regards to Film Distribution… ask me anything! (and I’ll try and answer :)
Also in time for the holidays I want to announce that I’m running a special end of the year promo on Consulting services for those of you who wish to pre-buy for the new year and EFM and MIPTV markets.
Go ahead and email me at email@example.com if you’re interested and let me know more about your project and what your goals are and we can discuss bespoke services and special end of the year pricing.
And on that note, I will go ahead and wrap this up for today. I’ll be back soon with more intel to share from the trenches soon!
To your success,