A Survival Guide to Alternative Film Distribution

Mar 16, 2021

10:15am – 11:10am CT

Digital distribution continues to evolve with over 100 digital and streaming platforms offering movies and television series, catering to audiences eager to escape lockdown madness. At a time when theatre availability is uncertain and digital models are key, distributors and filmmakers are working out different ways to effectively release films of all genres and budgets. This panel will explore the platforms now available, how the business models work, and what types of films work in these distribution structures. Emerging trends will be discussed including AVOD, film libraries, education/public library streaming, and MOD (manufacture on demand DVD). On the more traditional side, we will explore how distributors are monetizing their content and adapting to new processes.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Tiffany Boyle

Ramo Law PC

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Liz Manashil

Liz Manashil

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Tiffany Pritchard

Collectiff/ Free-lance

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Nick Savva

GIANT Pictures

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