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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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.