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Should I Send A Link Or DVD Of My Film To A Distributor

by Yaz
(UK)

Hi, I found a potential distributor. They have asked me to see the film.

1. Is it best to send them a link?
2. Is it best to send them a DVD?
3. What should we agree upon before I send them the DVD or the link?
4. Is there a chance he would copy it? (Don't want to be paranoid, just careful)

Thank you
Yaz



Answer | Desktop Documentaries

Hello Yaz, thanks for your question. We sent your inquiry over to Jason Brubaker who is a distribution expert based in Hollywood, California. Here's his advice to you (we included your questions with his answers below).


Question & Answer | Jason Brubaker/Distribution Expert

I found a potential distributor. They have asked me to see the film.

Great news. It is always exciting when a distributor reaches out to see your movie. First of all, make sure the distributor has a track record and a good reputation. If so, this makes your next two questions easy to answer.

1. Is it best to send them a link?

You are welcome to send a secure, password protected link to the movie. Most people do it this way these days.

2. Is it best to send them a DVD?

In most cases a DVD is also fine. With this, you could arrange to have the DVD returned to you.

3. What should we agree upon before I send them the DVD or the link?

As most good companies have an acquisitions team, you should agree that your movie will ONLY be screened by a select few people within the company.

4. Is there a chance he would copy it?

While extremely unlikely, if you are working with a horrible distributor, anything is possible. Again, conduct your own due diligence on the company prior to pushing forward.



About Jason Brubaker

Jason BrubakerJason Brubaker is a Hollywood based Independent Motion Picture Producer and an expert in internet movie distribution. He's the publisher of FilmmakingStuff.com and a regular contributor to Desktop Documentaries. Read our interview with Jason here.


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Jun 14, 2013
finding a distributor
by: Desktop Documentaries

Just a quick follow-up... If you're wondering how to find a distributor for your film, here's a great little video from producer Sharon Reed.






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