With the staggering amount of online and video-on-demand (VOD) markets that exist today, one would certainly think that indie filmmakers could flourish by taking advantage of these alternative outlets of distribution. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
As the online and VOD distribution operations are maturing to coincide with the public’s viewing standards, it is becoming increasingly problematic for indie films to acquire a fair contract guarantying a slot onto one of the major retail outlets (I-tunes, Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Direct TV) without getting shafted, financially.
However, there is one company that proposes a shimmering light of hope for the independents- Distribber.
Founded in 2009 by Adam Chapnick, Distribber is an IndieGoGo company contrived after a slew of protests from filmmakers regarding distributors and aggregators. While still serving as a middle-man between you and the retailers, Distribber allows the creative rights holders (you, the filmmaker) to retain 100% of revenues, maintain all the rights to your property, and personally track your sales across the stores, while still getting your film distributed through the mainstream platforms.
The Best Part: Charging a very reasonable one time only flat-fee of $1595, Distribber simply addresses all the facts, in detail, you’ll need to know in order to get your films secured on each one of the major retailers offered today. (*Note: Price will vary depending on the quality of video (SD or HD) you choose to deliver, but the choice is yours.)
You’ve Got Questions, They’ve Got Answers: How much it will cost, When and how to acquire your money, Money splits with each of the retailers, Deliverables, How your film gets accepted, Acceptance guidelines, How your film will be priced, How long does the process take, and Much, Much More.
While it’s still up to you as a filmmaker to get your product noticed and discussed, Distribber offers an amazing and affordable tool for indie moviemakers to get their movie out to the public via the major retailers at a fair price.
To find out more about this incredible service Distribber has to offer, visit: www.distribber.com and discover what possibilities this site can provide for you.
I hope this post helps you find an alternative method to distribution that not only allows you to keep the rights to your film, but keeps money in your pocket.
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