Distribution, Exhibition and International Sales
Back by popular demand, AFTRS and film industry expert Tait Brady present this essential workshop for filmmakers.Participants will have the opportunity to hear from an industry insider who will demystify the business side of the film business and provide keen insights into cinema exhibition, international sales and Australian distribution including new online distribution platforms.
This course will dissect the workings of distribution, with specific reference to theatrical release, the mysteries of the P&A budget and the DVD business. This course will lift the lid on the closed world of the cinema exhibition business which does indeed determine how, when and where films reach the public. Brady will examine contractual and professional relationships that filmmakers face and expand the filmmakers understanding of what happens to their film once it is thrust into this world.
Brady is a former Film Distributor, Festival Director and FFC Evaluation Manager with both the experience and knowledge to educate filmmakers, emerging and experienced, on the complex worlds of domestic distribution and international sales. Brady is responding to a need he encountered during his time working with filmmakers at both Palace Films and the Film Finance Corporation.
“Filmmakers have often told me that accessing this information in a meaningful way is very difficult, rarely taught and often skimmed over at industry events. With this course we finally have a large enough canvas to work on, allowing us the opportunity to dig deep into the details of how the distribution, exhibition and international sales businesses really work, in a manner rarely if ever accessible to the filmmakers.”
By the end of the course you will have gained an understanding of:
- Producer-Distributor / Producer-Sales Agent relationships
- Distribution contracts, commissions and what they really mean
- How to deliver and support your film and what materials are required
- The cinema release platform and why it is still so important
- The relationship between the distributor and the exhibitor
- How to interpret the Australian weekly Box-office chart and a P&A budget
- The requirements of a Sales Agent and how to choose the best one for your project
*DISCLAIMER* AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If an enrollee wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 14 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations within 14 days of course commencement will incur a penalty. For more information on AFTRS Open’s policies, including refund policies, please see
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