Monday, September 03, 2007

Distribution Myths

There's a big myth that once you get distribution, you get money. Not necessarily true. Sometimes you have to pay more money to get distributed. Like in our case and the case of some other friends that I know who have even gone on to theatrical releases.

People think that you get an advance. Some filmmakers do. But it's rare. Very rare. Very, very rare. So just because we got a distribution deal doesn't mean we're raking in the dough. It means we're shelling out more money to put our film out there. And once we do start making money, we have A LOT of bills to pay. Investors to pay back.

Can we profit? I hope so. But there's a long road ahead of us in order to do so.

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