Which Hollywood Players Get Screwed When Films Skip Theaters for Streaming

”It’s not a good business plan for our producer clients or our filmmakers,“ one agent tells TheWrap

With movie theaters closed, some studios have sold their films to streaming platforms for a good chunk of change — but in reality, those deals aren’t always satisfactory and some people involved with the sold movie get screwed more than others.

Despite streamers paying 20-30% above budget to give the studio some profit margin, multiple insiders told TheWrap that first-time filmmakers and producers, particularly producers who don’t have giant résumés or a bunch of credits to their name, get the worst deal when a film heads to a streamer.

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Beatrice Verhoeven, PWS

Beatrice Verhoeven

Film Editor, Twitter: @bverhoev