When a Film Sales Agent is Usually Needed

When a Film Sales Agent is Usually Needed

When a Film Sales Agent is Usually Needed

When a Film Sales Agent is Usually Needed

“At some point in your journey, a Film Sales Agent is generally necessary to get your movie sold to the international territories. Can you get some overseas markets sold on your own? Yes, it’s possible but not the easiest thing to do. Overseas buyers tend to rely on the relationships they have with the Sales Agents they know and are not inclined to make one-time deals with unknown filmmakers. (This dynamic is only true with international buyers; it is NOT true for domestic buyers/distributors.)
On the other hand, is a Producer Rep necessary to get your movie sold domestically? Absolutely not, and in fact, they often do more harm than good by shotgunning your movie along with 20 others to everyone they know. Frequently there’s no care or personal attention given that many movies require, to be successfully sold in the U.S.
Also, relationships mean less here. Domestic sales are more about the product — the movie you’ve made — and less about who’s selling it.”

by Jerome Courson

 


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