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Author Kirkpatrick, Scott, 1982- author.

Title Introduction to media distribution : film, television, and new media / Scott Kirkpatrick
Edition 1st
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Contents Acknowledgements Disclaimer Introduction Chapter One -- The Principles of Media Distribution Chapter Two -- Developing and Distributing Media Content Before it Exists Chapter Three -- The Acquisition of Finished Content Chapter Four -- Negotiating and Brokering Content Distribution Deals Chapter Five -- Windowing Rights and Strategizing Releases Chapter Six -- Global Media Distribution Chapter Seven -- Marketing, Metrics and Audience Cultivation Chapter Eight -- Accounting Practices, Monetization and Business Structures Chapter Nine -- Practical Approaches for Kick-Starting Your Career Appendices Appendix I: List of Exploitable Rights with Definitions Appendix II: Materials Delivery Schedule with Definitions Appendix III: Projections Form & Schedule of Minimums Appendix IV: Metadata Forms Glossary References Index
Summary Introduction to Media Distribution offers a clear, direct and comprehensive overview of the entire film, television and new media distribution business, valuable to both students and professionals. In this book, author Scott Kirkpatrick draws from over a decade of personal experience in the distribution arena to explore what fuels the distribution process, and explains in real-world terms how the business works from beginning to end--not merely what happens to a film or television series after a distributor acquires it, but how distributors develop, pre-sell and broker deals on content before it even exists. Kirkpatrick covers deal structures, release strategies, acquisition approaches, rights sales, international co-productions, tax credits, audience research, global regulatory boards, and even 'behind closed doors' monetization practices. The book offers: A straightforward, clear and insightful approach to understanding the fundamental basics of how the global distribution marketplace works, and how distribution companies actually operate and create the content they need;An insider's analysis of all levels of the business with an emphasis on the independent scene, the root from where development in the industry grows;A comprehensive overview of how film and television markets and festivals work, and how buyers and sellers actually broker deals in the field;Detailed explanations of how each media right is defined and windowed to maximize potential revenue; A detailed overview of several major international territories, and how each operates within the context of the global media business; Guidance and advice from an industry expert on how one can initiate their professional career in the entertainment industry, applicable to individuals in all roles;A robust appendix containing in-depth studies of legal definitions, material delivery requirements, territory-by-territory financial projections, and more. An accompanying eResource offers template contracts, sample agreements, and further resources for download
Subject Digital media -- Marketing
Motion pictures -- Marketing.
Television broadcasting -- Marketing
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Distribution.
Media distribution.
Motion pictures -- Marketing.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- General.
Television broadcasting -- Marketing.
digital distribution.
film business.
global distribution.
international distribution.
media marketing.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315099349