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International film distribution 101

International film distribution 101 | Sales agent | Scoop.it
Filmmakers fortunate enough to receive distribution offers for their films are often confronted with complex deals to distribute their films. These can bewilder those unfamiliar with the customs and practices of the industry.
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1. "International sales agent are distributors...that license films to territory distributors...acquire rights to exhibit a film within their country"

2. "Sales agent typically attend the three major film markets"

3. "they service buyers by providing them with various materials and elements

4. "2/3 of all film revenue now comes from aborad"

5. "The North American market is by far the toughest to crack for a low budget independent film"

 

+ the 13 most critical ways to protect filmmakers interests

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Film Distribution - Film Sales Agents

The Powerful Program for Achieving Successful Film Distribution. Whether you have a movie or documentary, this is about getting REAL results for your film!
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Who sells where:

 

1. A producer reps : domestic

2. A sales agent : international

3. An  aggregator : digital platform

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The New Core of the Film Industry – The Sales Agent | Kathryn Arnold

The New Core of the Film Industry – The Sales Agent | Kathryn Arnold | Sales agent | Scoop.it
  The film financing and distribution arena is constantly changing, and with that so does the epicenter of action.  It is a well-kn...
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Sales Agent - Skillset

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1. "work with filmmakers to develop a strategy for MARKETING their films"

2. "need an eye for talent"

3. "should know what will be popular"

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Film Sales Companies & Distributors: What Can They Do For You? | BAFTA Guru

Advice for aspiring filmmakers on the role of sales agents and film distributors.
telefilm's insight:

1. "unless you know the right people, it can be difficult to get the right people into your screening. This is were the sales agents come in."

2. "They place a value on the film, based on potential international sales and trends/fashions, but NOT on potential box office revenue."

3. "they act a bit like an Executive Producer, they help make your film as commercially viable as possible."

 

BONUS: "Currently digital sales of films make-up 5-6% of the revenue of the British Film Industry"

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