Independent Filmakers Could Lose Territory with New Exclusivity Law

IMG_1405

Independent Filmakers could lose territory with new exclusivity law.

The opportunity to pre sale to 28 different territories gives the Independent filmmaker good reason to produce a narrative with sucess.

Most larger studios contract smaller distribution with operations in one to many territories. In fact, they like it that way. I mean why not. Filmakers have a hard enough time negotiating domestically and for each territory their’s independence and control over their own market.

Right?

European Commission President, Jean Claude Junker, wants to get rid of territory exclusivity and break down “national silos”‘ according to Scott Roxborough of the Hollywood Reporter.

It ultimately a territorial copyright issue. The new copyright law would give Europeans access to content wherever they are across borders. The digital market would then favor a buyers market who would be interested in paying for content from other countries.

Sounds like right.

Independent Filmakers, however are arguing that without territorial exclusivity they would not be able to presale films which account for 30 to 60 percent of a film’s budget.

I guess the bottom line is there really wouldn’t be much content without the independent territories, so Europeans may like the idea of accessing content across borders but will there be content to access?

Tags: , , ,

Categories: Editorial, Film, Lifestyle, News, Politics

Author:cedricarmand

Former Stylist at BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP | Accepted Screenwriter by Hollywood Attorney John J. Tormey III | "Celebrity Supermodel" by Next Model Management - Miami

LIKE US!

Follow us for giveaways, exclusive images, trending topics, and more!

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: