Distribber, Abramorama Team Up to Bring Indie Movies to VOD
Climate change documentary “Time to Choose” will be first film released as part of new arrangement
Matt Pressberg | August 30, 2016 @ 4:21 PM
Last Updated: August 30, 2016 @ 7:54 PM
Distribber — a do-it-yourself distribution service that allows filmmakers to place movies on digital platforms such as iTunes, Netflix and Hulu — announced Tuesday that it has teamed up with independent distribution company Abramorama to provide video-on-demand distribution for Abramorama’s upcoming movies.
“Time to Choose,” a climate change documentary directed by Charles Ferguson and narrated by Oscar Isaac, is the first film to benefit from the partnership. It will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video starting on September 9 and on select domestic digital platforms thereafter.
Distribber, which was acquired by GoDigital.com last year, allows filmmakers without Hollywood connections to submit their movies to some of the most popular streaming services. Distribber charges a flat fee that ranges from $950 for a full-length movie on Netflix to $5,000 for cable video-on-demand. Filmmakers keep 100 percent of the revenue they earn from the platforms they choose, and if the film isn’t accepted, Distribber refunds the cash, minus a $120 processing fee.
“Our alliance with Abramorama provides a great value-based proposition for independent filmmakers,” Nick Soares (pictured), Distribber.com and GoDigital.com’s CEO, said in a statement. “Our goals are aligned in two distinct and complementary ways: maximizing visibility for great films and economic vibrancy for filmmakers. Abramorama has had sustained success with independent films over the years and we look forward to extending that to global digital platforms.”
“We are thrilled to work closely with Nick and his team at GoDigital/Distribber.com,” Abramorama President Richard Abramowitz added.
“Distribber.com’s model is the perfect extension of our work, allowing producers to maximize the revenue generated in the digital marketplace that results from the excitement we create in the theatrical process. We’re particularly happy that through this partnership, audiences all around the United States will be able to experience Charles’ incisive depiction of climate change and ways to cure the pandemic.”
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