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Introduction to Distribution

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Contributed By Glen Berry

IMPORTANT CONCEPTS
  1. Distribution Is All That Matters
  2. Moviemaking is Cyclical
  3. Plan Strategically

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SUMMARY

  • Distribution is the most important phase of the process. This is where we put our idea and ourselves out into the world to have an impact on others.
  • Creating a movie is a five phase process that leads back onto itself. Distribution flows to development, your plan for distribution should influence your development.
  • Always look forward to what you want to accomplish with this project but also the next project and the one after that.
LESSON
Introduction to Distribution
The importance of distribution, the cyclical nature of development and distribution and why the producer should develop a strategic plan and be ready to pitch the next project.
Media Kits and Marketing Materials
Why the moviemaker should care about marketing, the presentation of the movie to the world as an extension of the creative process as well as the contents of the media kit.
Film Festivals and Screenings
The importance of film festivals and how to leverage value from the experience.
Internet Marketing and Social Networking
How the moviemaker can utilize the internet to get their movie out there and create a fan base for their work.