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.

BÂM ARTICLE-VALUING A SINGLE FILM OR ENTIRE FILM LIBRARY (Updated)

Updated recommendations to
companies who might wonder
how to value their films or libraries. 

Stephen Kerr, has been an appraiser of film and television properties for more than 25 years. He recently finished the valuation of three more film libraries for the owners/distributors of those titles. In 2014, he 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.

If you want to buy or sell all the rights to a film, you do not necessarily have to call an appraisal company to arrive at a fairly accurate value of the property.

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.

Here is how to do it in FOUR STEPS.

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

Recommendations to companies
who​ survived, evolved, and
thrived over the last three years

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.

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Our advice to small/midsize distributors and sales agencies: …
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Our advice to the large, better funded distributors and sales agencies: …