“Some grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”— Maya Angelou
Peter Broderick, the well-regarded film consultant, wrote the following in his recent Distribution Bulletin: The dream of a national theatrical release still burns bright for most filmmakers. But the reality is that traditional releases with week-long runs have gotten much harder. Exhibitors complain that too many movies are opening. I might add that it’s especially difficult booking a theatrical release in key cities like New York or Los Angeles.
For indie filmmakers, who lack the huge marketing budgets enjoyed by the Hollywood studios, getting a New York or Los Angeles theatrical release is still the most economical and successful way of promoting their films. But, as most filmmakers have experienced, it ain’t easy. In fact, it’s almost impossible to book a film in New York or Los Angeles if you’re not well-known or backed by an influential distributor.
That’s why hundreds of filmmakers these past few years have booked their films on our CINEMAflix DISTRIBUTION Program. It’s a program that GUARANTEES an opening in a prestigious art house theater in New York or Los Angeles. Whew! Problem solved!
Happily, the CINEMAflix DISTRIBUTION Program includes much, much more:
* PUBLICIST. Our well-connected publicist will contact the film critics, write and send press releases, set up interviews (when possible), reach out to selective organizations and clubs about your film, and compile and distribute production notes.
* DIGITAL PLATFORMS. We’ll encode, do the QC (Quality Control), and submit your film to the major digital platforms like iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Sony Playstation, Hulu, Fandango Now, Vudu, TubiTV, and Hoopla.
* Cable VOD (video-on-demand). Primarily Time Warner Cable and Comcast.
*NO-RISK DVD SALES. Your film will be marketed to the major wholesalers that handle retail chains, schools, colleges, libraries, and military installations. Orders are placed on an AS NEEDED basis. No inventory to maintain. No risk.
Check out our two websites, www.cinemaflixdistribution.com and www.cinemaflixdirect.com for more details and costs, or contact me at 1-212-628-4990 or firstname.lastname@example.org.