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Filmmaking by Jason Tomaric

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CHAPTER 21

Distribution

INTRODUCTION

Distribution is the duplication, advertising, and promotion of a film to theatrical, television, or home video markets, both domestically and internationally. Securing foreign distribution is increasingly important due to the escalating worldwide demand for movies. Many distributors seek out new product at film festivals and film markets in search of quality films – in some cases, offering substantial advances.

Jason’s Notes

There are two stages of moviemaking: making it and selling it. Many filmmakers spend all their time and resources on the former that they don’t think about the latter until it’s too late. ...

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