Comments from a distributor

An old friend of mine for­warded my last post to a friend of his in dis­tri­b­u­tion. That friend very kindly allowed me to post her thoughts on the dilem­mas of dis­tri­b­u­tion and rights, from a documentary/educational per­spec­tive:  [T]his whole dis­cus­sion has been quite an alba­tross for a long time, mostly because the nature of distribution …

Distribution Models–where are we headed?

I’ve heard a lot of debate on film dis­tri­b­u­tion in the recent past. Con­sid­er­ing that stu­dios are start­ing to stream their own con­tent, Ama­zon and YouTube are work­ing to cut the dis­trib­u­tors AND the stu­dios out of the pic­ture entirely, and Netflix’s crazy push-me-pull-you is pissing-off their sub­scrip­tion base big-time, it’s obvi­ous that this is an …