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Doc makers look at distributing in new, multimedia landscape

At Hot Docs, a new way of selling distribution rights has emerged from the deal-makers in attendance. Purported to be a response to cool receptions from distributors this year, it was suggested that prodcos would offer up their productions to an individual company in piecemeal form, such as television rights only, and sell film distribution rights to another company, rather than just selling a whole package of rights encompassing different media.
May 6, 2009

At Hot Docs, panelists at the ‘Distribution for a New Era’ session, moderated by realscreen, offered up tips for doc-makers looking for the best ways to distribute their work in a new, multimedia landscape. Among the recommendations: splitting up rights for a project and looking for the best partner for assorted media.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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