For those of you who have made a film that’s gained distribution, you’ll know this term… For those of you who haven’t, let me introduce you to…
When you sell a film to a distributor you have to give them the movie so they can make DVDs, get it on Amazon, iTunes, Netflix, and all that good stuff. Sounds easy right? Well… it’s not as easy as it sounds. For some filmmakers it takes several months and thousands of dollars to complete the list of items you need to provide. For others, it’s a streamlined process that’s just a pain in the ass. Documents, paperwork, contracts, several formats of the movie, etc.
We guarantee you this though. Whether you’re a first timer who has to learn all of it on the fly, or a seasoned veteran who knows exactly what to do… you still celebrate the day when the film is fully delivered and there’s nothing left for you to provide to the distributor.
Neither Jason or I have kids, but we imagine the feeling would be similar to the birth of your first born child if that child came out holding a million dollars in one hand and high-fiving the doctor for a good delivery with the other. We were so pumped we decided to take the classic “jumping in the air with super excited faces” picture… much like the Channel 4 News Team in Anchorman.