North American indie film and doc distribution has been on a wild ride over the last decade. The arrival of Netflix and Amazon as aggressive acquirers of content for their SVOD services resulted in almost guaranteed licensing fees for films with prestigious festival premiers for many years. It was a golden age for filmmakers and distributors. Then, they changed direction to focus on producing their own content and the word on the street was that the ground had fallen out from beneath the industry. Where are we today and what are the opportunities? How has the market changed? Join Elizabeth Sheldon from Juno Films, Ed Arentz from Greenwich Entertainment and Lisa Holmes from Music Box as they discuss the new opportunities, new challenges, and what works in today's media landscape.
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