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.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.