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.

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.