Coming up with a dollar amount to plug into your movie budget to pay for professional video masters (Digital Betacam) of a completed film and trailer will depend on a filmmaker’s final outlet goal for their movie. If your goal is to land a deal with a distribution company having professional video masters done is an unavoidable expense. You cannot sell your movie without film contracts being signed and masters being delivered.
You can get quotes by calling around to video facilities or post production houses asking what the cost would be to have a Digital Betacam master (NTSC and PAL) made of your movie along with a 100% Quality Control Report. Film and video transfers work great if you shot on 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, or 35mm. The facility will need to know the final running time of the movie even if you haven’t shot or finished editing your movie yet. The earlier you can get an estimate on what this will cost, the better. This will help make your final movie budget bulletproof.
A good rule of thumb is to estimate a 90-minute running time when asking for a quote on video mastering with a QC report. When you receive the best quote include that amount in the budget. Self-distributing your movie allows more flexibility in creating video masters, which reduces your post production expenses. For filmmakers without technical resources to produce a quality master in-house that will be used to author, dub and replicate DVDs of their movie a video facility or post house will still be needed. But unlike with a traditional distribution deal you won’t have to worry about the expense of having a Digital Betacam master (NTSC and PAL) done accompanied by a Quality Control Report.
Now more and more filmmakers have in-house home computer systems with the technical capabilities to edit, DVD author, and burn their own store ready DVDs on NTSC or PAL formats. In essence it can be seen as a microcosm of how large Hollywood studios work to get a film to consumers. Filmmakers that have this ability save money in post production.
It is worth mentioning that with a traditional distribution deal in-house DVDs created by filmmakers are rarely the final DVD that is released for sale by the distributor. They prefer to use digital masters to author their own DVD so they can include their company logo and other film trailers. Other filmmakers are embracing the attitude their films are going to be only offered instantly through a digital download. There isn’t a desire to have their films available on DVD. This lowers post production costs by reducing the need of having a Digital Betacam master.
Digital distribution gives independent filmmakers power to control how their work is distributed and sold online. They can make their movie available for instant download to viewers around the world. Many business savvy indie producers are making money by selling movies directly to consumers without the assistance of traditional distributors.
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CONTRACT, a 79-minute docudrama film explores aspects of the African Diaspora, history and culture that are not widely known or are normally overlooked in mainstream, popular and scholarly discourse. CONTRACT tells the compelling story of two African countries (Cape Verde and São Tome and Príncipe) forever linked by a history of poverty and slavery, and two people forever linked by the unbreakable bonds of family and love. It tells the story of Cape Verdean indentured servants who left their homes for a better life only to be bound by “contracts” that won’t ever be paid off. The film, at its heart, also documents the filmmaker’s journey to reunite his uncle, an indentured servant as well, with his family, 44 years after leaving home on a contract. This film is not only a powerful emotional experience, it is an in-depth look into the past and the legacy of slavery. It’s an intense journey not only for the contract workers, receiving 10 cents per day and a life retirement from the São Tomé and Príncipe government, but also for the filmmaker who returns to his roots in the making of this film. CONTRACT, was filmed in the Cape Verde Islands, São Tomé & Príncipe, Portugal, and the United States. With archival materials and discussion from Professor Dr. Noam Chomsky, Dr. Richard Jr. Lobban, Dr. Peter Mendy, Filmmaker and Writer Ike Karnick and others, footage includes interviews with artists, historians, and contract workers providing reflections on the history, people …
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Question by : Should the rights owner in posthumous literary & film contracts always be named as “the estate of so-and-so” ?
Should the rights owner in posthumous literary & film contracts always be named as “the estate of so-and-so,” even though his heirs now own the rights? My father’s posthumous contracts were all written to his estate. Now that my mother has died, I’m assuming we should continue the practice, instead of naming the 3 heirs in subsequent contracts. Estates are typically short-lived entities, dissolving at the end of probate. Is this not the case with copyright ownership?
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If assets are still flowing into the estate, then it is not the end of probate.
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