How do I find a film distributor?

How do I find a film distributor?

5) To find distributors, one way is to go to the AFM (the American Film Market), where most of the exhibitors are distributors or sales agents representing distributor. Then you need at least a one-day pass for about $250, or get a half-AFM pass for about $400.

Do distributors buy films?

A film distributor might be interested in your film early on if your film already has a built-in audience. For example, it might be a sequel to a successful movie or have a star actor attached. Occasionally, distribution companies will approve of the film if they like the script, genre, or filmmaker’s previous work.

What should I ask a film distributor?

5 Questions to Ask a Potential Distributor

  • A distribution company is interested in meeting with you.
  • What did you like about my film and where do you see it finding an audience?
  • What do you see as a viable return for my film?
  • What is your rollout strategy for my title?
  • What will you need from me?

How much do film distributors take?

Distribution fees vary by territory and media. For a domestic theatrical release, a distributor may ask for a fee of 35% of gross revenues. For domestic home video, there are two basic approaches: either a 50/50 net deal, or a royalty deal.

How do I sell my movie?


  1. Don’t buy into your own hype.
  2. Develop a strategy and stick to it.
  3. Know the terrain.
  4. Know the calendar.
  5. Know the players.
  6. Keep the heat down until you are ready to screen.
  7. Enhance your film’s value.
  8. Seek outside validation.

How do I submit my film to Netflix?

First and foremost, thank you for your interest in Netflix content! Unfortunately, we cannot and do not accept or review any materials (whether manuscripts, treatments, scripts, drawings, ideas, pics of rainbow-colored unicorns, etc.) that we do not specifically request.

How do I sell a movie idea?

Here are her seven tips to selling an idea in Hollywood.

  1. Find a void in the marketplace.
  2. Find ways to make your idea appeal to the biggest demographic.
  3. Keep your pitch simple.
  4. Know your buyer.
  5. Partner with someone with experience, but not just anyone.
  6. Great!
  7. Find ways to extend your successful idea into a franchise.