BÂM ARTICLE-CAPITALIZING ON OVER-THE-TOP CONTENT DEMAND

Here is the latest in our ongoing series of discussions about the state of the global Indie movie & television industry.  In this piece, we wanted to help our indie TV & film producer / distributor business associates better understand current OTT opportunities. We recently interviewed several of our OTT-channel business associates to get the inside scoop on how to capitalize on over-the-top content.

BÂM ARTICLE-Dear Indie Movie Producers & Distributors, YOU’RE ALREADY IN THE TELEVISION BUSINESS

#LATEST in our ongoing series of discussions about the state of the global Indie movie industry. 

In this piece, we explore why movie distributors should (& could) segue into the production & distribution of serial television content.

Our premise is that there is very little difference between marketing film & television content. With the growing demand for high concept series, film distributors are missing the boat if they are not helping to develop and market series. 
Some based on movies that they have distributed, & others completely original.  The inherent risk of making & selling a movie can be far greater than that of a limited television series.

BAM ARTICLE-TO EXIT, OR NOT TO EXIT – STRATEGIES FOR FILM DISTRIBUTORS

There may be several ways to get into film distribution,
but there only a few successful ways to get out.

We wrote this piece for entertainment professionals who own a film and/or television content distribution business, because they know what challenges impact their businesses. Challenges like lower revenue from foreign sales; disintermediation due to self- distribution; rising acquisition costs for quality productions; the need to invest earlier in films in order to lock up distribution rights; increased risk from foreign competitors, and more. It has never been easy to be in the film distribution business, but lately the hurdles seem to be growing, and a clear path forward more challenging.

BÂM ARTICLE-ARE THERE STILL TOO MANY FILM / TV DISTRIBUTORS?

In 2014, Stephen published an article while consulting with a number of film sales agencies and distributors about the challenges they were facing.

In 2017, he updated that piece after interviewing six of the top independent feature and documentary distributors about the importance of making Minimum Guarantees (MG RISKS & REWARDS), and the overall status of the film/television distribution industry today.

BÂM ARTICLE-MG RISKS AND REWARDS

We wrote this essay after we recently interviewed six of the top independent feature and documentary distributors about the status of MGs today. What we learned and synthesized for this piece is the collective knowledge and opinions of those veteran film distributors, along with our company’s 35+ years of experience in the film, television and entertainment medias industry. Here is what we found.

Bel Âge Médias …

Bel Âge Médias is a company specializing in developing film, television, and other media properties, as well as providing business development, branding guidance, and investment banking services. Additionally, under their ongoing 4K / Ultra HD initiative, they continue strategic alignments with high-end, entertainment technology providers, and explore low-cost alternatives for theatrical, televised, and online distribution of 4K (and 2K) films and television programs globally.