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.