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Before You Start Production: Getting a Leg Up on Distribution

Stacey Parks

Stacey Parks is an expert in the area of Film and TV distribution, with over 15 years of experience working with independent film producers. As a Foreign Sales Agent since 2001, she has secured distribution for hundreds of independent features and programs worldwide. She has sold films and programs to NHK (Japan), RTL (Germany), Canal Plus (France), BBC, SkyTV, HBO, Showtime, Starz, PBS, A&E, History Channel, Travel Channel, and countless others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Insider’s Guide to Independent Film Distribution

Focal Press, 2012

Book

... Before You Start Production: Getting a Leg Up on Distribution What drives distribution value? This is a question I get asked quite fre- quently. People want to know what they can do to their film to make it more distribution-worthy...

Understanding Entertainment Incentives

Film & TV Tax Incentives in the U.S. : Courting Hollywood

Routledge, 2018

Book

... 2 U nderstanding Entertainment Incentives Entertainment tax incentives, sometimes called film tax incentives, are used to recruit media productions to a specific state or country. Canada first highlighted the drawing power in 1997 when...

Copyright Law, Third-party and Archive Material

Maxine Trump

Maxine Trump got her start in radio and television, working for seven years in development and commissioning for BBC Comedy in the UK. She emigrated to the US in 2003 to become a director of television commercials and has received both Gold and Silver BDA awards for her work. She went on to direct short documentaries and TV shows for various networks including TNT, the Sundance Channel and Discovery. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Documentary Filmmaker's Roadmap : A Practical Guide to Planning, Production and Distribution

Routledge, 2019

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... Copyright Law, Third-party and Archive Material So let’s consider your research for your film. Perhaps you need footage to illustrate a point and you don’t have anything relevant in your own footage or what is commonly referred...

Avoiding Pitfalls

Film & TV Tax Incentives in the U.S. : Courting Hollywood

Routledge, 2018

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... 7 A voiding Pitfalls As discussed in previous chapters, for entertainment tax incentives to be successful there must be an on-g oing string of productions. This builds up the workforce, as well as the ancillary companies that support...

The Political Climate

Film & TV Tax Incentives in the U.S. : Courting Hollywood

Routledge, 2018

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... 4 T he Political Climate Politics are always at the heart of entertainment incentives. The state legislature is responsible for passing a bill to create the incentives, although a separate group is often responsible for passing...

Courting Hollywood

Film & TV Tax Incentives in the U.S. : Courting Hollywood

Routledge, 2018

Book

... 10 C ourting Hollywood How does a state build out the entertainment industry in the right way? The first step, of course, is in understanding the industry and creating a competitive incentive plan. Unfortunately, this is where many...

After the Distribution Deal

Stacey Parks

Stacey Parks is an expert in the area of Film and TV distribution, with over 15 years of experience working with independent film producers. As a Foreign Sales Agent since 2001, she has secured distribution for hundreds of independent features and programs worldwide. She has sold films and programs to NHK (Japan), RTL (Germany), Canal Plus (France), BBC, SkyTV, HBO, Showtime, Starz, PBS, A&E, History Channel, Travel Channel, and countless others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Insider’s Guide to Independent Film Distribution

Focal Press, 2012

Book

... After the Distribution Deal Congratulations! You got distribution for your film. Now what? What can you expect to happen? So many filmmakers think that once they get a distribution deal for their movie, all their hard work is over...

The Union Equation

Film & TV Tax Incentives in the U.S. : Courting Hollywood

Routledge, 2018

Book

... 8 T he Union Equation Since the majority of actors and crew members in the entertainment industry are independent contractors, unions and guilds are an integral part of the industry. Technically, both guilds and unions are collective...

Making Incentives Work

Film & TV Tax Incentives in the U.S. : Courting Hollywood

Routledge, 2018

Book

... 6 M aking Incentives Work The biggest obstacle for entertainment tax incentives is demonstrating their effectiveness. Unfortunately, there is no consistent measurement – not even an agreement of what should be measured. Because of this,...

Benefit Businesses

Film & TV Tax Incentives in the U.S. : Courting Hollywood

Routledge, 2018

Book

... 9 B enefit Businesses Ancillary companies, or vendors, as discussed in Chapter  4, are businesses that exist only when the entertainment industry is present. Benefit businesses, on the other hand, already exist within a state...