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

There may be several ways
to get into film distribution
but there are 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.