Jeff Lipsky on what it REALLY Means to be a Distributor

“My job is to return as much theatrical film rental, gross film rental, that is, to the filmmaker/producer/investor as possible.  It’s not to attend film festivals where your film appears, it is not to host premieres…”

“Film festivals often siphon off potential audiences for independent films. Most pay little or nothing to a filmmaker. Playing in multiple regional film festivals can further ghetto-ize your so-called independent film.”

There are lots more goodies and explanation in the article

via Jeff Lipsky: ‘Why I am encouraged and excited…’

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

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