U.S. distributors and major TV groups are investing heavily in foreign markets. They found that the domestic market has become so saturated that future growth must come from overseas. For example, HBO has calculated that only 23% of its $6 billion in annual revenue was generated in the U.S.
The big Hollywood studios can invest billions to reach these markets. What, alas, can a small indie filmmaker do to reach foreign markets?
The answer is to market your film on the digital platforms. They offer foreign distribution for a pittance. iTunes, Amazon, and Hulu alone are now available in over 190 countries around the world. Overnight, your film can be accessed in all of these foreign markets. Moreover, unlike a theatrical release, once your film is listed on a platform, it can remain there for a very long time. Check out our website, www.cinemaflixdirect.com
. For only $950.00 we’ll do all of the following: encode your film, do the necessary QC (Quality Control), compile the package, submit the package to the digital platforms and Cable VOD stations, and, as a bonus, market DVDs of your film to the major DVD wholesalers.
There are now well over 200 streaming platforms out there with more opening up each day. For an independent filmmaker this can become a challenging predicament. One option can be to book the film on every platform as long as there is no cost. But managing too many platforms can be time-consuming and easily lead to a nervous breakdown.
The answer is to focus on a few of the major platforms in the two most meaningful categories: Subscription (SVOD) and Transactional (TVOD):
Subscription (SVOD): You pay a monthly fee and, in exchange, you can watch an unlimited number of films. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Sony Playstation.
Transactional (TVOD): You pay each time you click to see a film. iTunes, Google Play, Fandango Now.
For one low price, $950.00, our CINEMAflix DIRECT Program will help get your film on many of the major digital platforms. Check out our website, www.cinemaflixdirect.com
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There was a time, not too long ago, when filmmakers would spend a great deal of money and a great deal of time booking their films in worldwide markets. However, it became very difficult. Overseas distributors were only interested in action films and films with big-name stars.
To make matters worse, indie filmmakers who were lucky enough to get an overseas booking, were now having a tough time getting paid.
Things indeed looked bleak.
But now, it’s all changed. The emergence of hundreds of streaming outlets has leveled the playing field. Finally, for peanuts, indie filmmakers can now have their films shown in almost every country in the world.
Even better, our CINEMAflix DIRECT Program enables filmmakers to achieve this for one set price, $950.00.
The Program includes all of the following:
* DIGITAL PLATFORMS. We’ll do the encoding, the QC (Quality Control), and the submissions to the major digital platforms like iTunes, Amazon, Hulu, Google, Sony, Fandango Now, and TubiTV.
*CABLE VOD. We have arrangements with two of the major cable stations: Spectrum (Time Warner) and Xfinity (Comcast).
With CINEMAflix DIRECT, even the small-time filmmaker can now be a global power.
“I don’t try to guess what a million people will like. It’s hard enough to know what I like.” – John Huston
Earlier this month, Reed Hasting, CEO of Netflix, announced that Netflix is now available in 190 countries. Among the first to sign up was the tiny Reunion Island off the coast of Madagascar. “They must have good internet connections,” Mr. Hastings joked in a recent interview.
In the corridors and boardrooms in every Hollywood studio, the message is reverberating loud and clear—streaming films is the future. However, before you jump on the bandwagon, realize this: you are not the only smart one out there. Thousands of filmmakers are fighting feverishly to get their films listed on the most popular streaming platforms. Your job is twofold: (1) to make sure your film stands out from the herd and (2) If listed, to compel a great number of people to view your film.
Our CINEMAflix DISTRIBUTION Program will help you reach both goals by guaranteeing you a one-week run in a prestigious theater in New York and/or Los Angeles and by providing you with a professional, well-connected publicist to contact the film critics, write and send press releases, set up interviews (when possible), and compile and distribute production notes. This will give your film the push and the exposure it needs to succeed in this fabulous world of streaming. Grab it!
In addition, our program will market your film to the major digital platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, Hulu, Sony, and Google.