“Don’t give me any money, don’t give me any people, but give freedom, and I’ll give you a movie that looks gigantic.”
After you’ve signed a distribution deal, you will be required to deliver the film, which is essentially turning over all materials needed to release and exploit the picture worldwide. In a standard distribution contract, there is a section called a delivery schedule; this is a detailed list of everything you are contractually obligated to deliver to your distributor upon signing, usually within a very short amount of time. It’s a big mistake to wait until you sign to begin collecting elements needed to deliver.
It is imperative before you start shooting to prepare ...