Sunday, March 12, 2017

BidSlate Puts Distribution Power Back in Filmmakers’ Hands

“When you go the indie route, you have very limited choices. We decided, let’s fix that.”

As theatrical prospects dwindle and ticket sales decline, film distribution has been thrown into turmoil. Every year, sales and distribution companies reinvent themselves to counter deals from streaming services and the rising tides of self-distribution. But despite some innovation—day-and-date models have seen marginal success, for example—filmmakers, especially of the independent variety, are at a loss as to whom to sell their movies. When filmmakers hold their cards close, buyers have fewer movies to sell, and everyone loses.

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BidSlate Puts Distribution Power Back in Filmmakers’ Hands

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