Distribution forum

NEW MODELS:

What new models are working, to monetize content distribution and give fair royalties to filmmakers?

MONETIZATION ONLINE:

Film Annex rewards filmmakers with bitcoins for sharing content with their social networks;
http://www.filmannex.com/register?c=gr234234__292496__0__0

TAXES

Is there a fair tax system for film distribution? What's working, and what's not?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/moneybuilder/2014/04/25/walmarts-revenge-ama...

FOREIGN SALES;

For the six major studios, the business of going global is anything but a foreign concept.... Indeed, China’s box office continues to surpass that of nearly everywhere else, growing 27% last year to $3.6 billion — the first time a foreign market has eclipsed $3 billion, per the MPAA. “

How is the increase in foreign sales hurting or helping Hollywood?
http://variety.com/2014/film/news/exhibition-business-explores-world-of-...

FILM RELEASE TIMING:
What exclusivity periods are fair for filmmakers and for festivals?

EXAMPLE CASE for discussion;
Tribeca Film Festival: Joss Whedon Fans Get a Surprise
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/tribeca-film-festival-joss-...

BOX OFFICE SATURATION:

Are there too many films in the market, or does demand in fact exceed supply in the new online era?

Should film releases be capped, or minimum prices raised, to create a sustainable industry?

EXAMPLE CASE for discussion;
America’s next Wal-Mart: The indie film industry: Cheap labor and subsidies have created an unsustainable bubble. We need fewer indie films, not more
http://www.salon.com/2014/02/22/americas_next_wal_mart_the_indie_film_in...

DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGY:
"Hulu was started as a way for TV networks to distribute their shows on the Internet, and recent events suggest the company’s new executive team and its owners—Disney, Fox and NBCUniversal—still haven’t worked out a clear strategy."

Example/ Research:
Hollywood Questions Hulu as Video Landscape Shifts
https://www.theinformation.com/Hollywood-Questions-Hulu-as-Vide-Landscap...

NEW MARKETS;
- What are the emerging markets, and declining markets; the success models and failures in understanding the market?

Kristin Scott Thomas "thinks the film industry might just be starting to realise there is a market for films about older people. The population is ageing, for a start – "So they've got to make something to entertain us" – and films now have a commercial lifespan far beyond box-office receipts, making teenagers' dominance of cinema seats less important."
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/jan/31/kristin-scott-thomas-interview