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SXSW Film 2016

Demystifying Digital Distribution

Thanks to the shift towards digital distribution, there’s more opportunity than ever for filmmakers to reach viewers and monetize their films. While video-on-demand has become an invaluable option, it also presents its own share of challenges. At this panel, industry experts Linzee Troubh, Scott Kaplan, Jason Kwong, and Flora Pereira will tell you what you need to know about launching titles on platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon. They will provide an overview of the most common deal structures and windowing strategies, what factors distributors consider when negotiating a licensing deal, how much your rights are worth and which ones you should consider retaining or exploiting.

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  1. What are the most common distribution options and how do you decide between them?
  2. How much are digital rights worth to filmmakers and distributors?
  3. Which rights should filmmakers consider retaining or exploiting?

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Lisa Tawil, Dir of Mktg, Publicity, & Creative Svcs, ITVS Independent Television Service

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