På årets utgave av Lanseringsdagen ser vi ut over ordinær kinolansering, ut over de geografiske grensene og utover tradisjonelt innkjøp/finansiering. Hvilke muligheter finnes innen digital distribusjon?Seminaret foregår på engelsk.
Mandag 29. april
09:30 - 12:30
- Filmens hus, Lillebil kino
- 500,- seminar (inkl. lunsj) / 500,- one to one (må søkes)
Målgruppe: Målgruppe: Produsenter, regissører, distributører etc.
BEYOND THE USUAL SUSPECTS in digital distribution and funding
Wendy Bernfeld, MD Rights Stuff, will provide first a helicopter view of the multiple digital sector opportunities going beyond local boundaries, traditional buyers/funders and beyond the Big5 global players. Who else is out there across various genres and formats in TVOD, EST, SVOD and AVOD ? This includes telecom, cable and OTT services, whether competitors to the big5 regionally, or whether complementary genre-focused.
Pragmatics around approaching the platforms, deal making, middlepersons , hybrid distribution, and innovative windowing are also canvassed along with tips applied to Norwegian programming
At the tail end, she’ll also highlight briefly some of the newer entrants to the scene – VR and blockchain
After the Q&A Wendy hosts a series of one to one ‘speed dating’ meetings with producers
To apply for one to one email short motivational letter + short CV to firstname.lastname@example.org before April 12th. Limited access. 4-6 meetings available. Price for one to one meeting = 500 NOK.
About Rights Stuff
Rights Stuff (www.rights-stuff.com) is an international consultancy providing content strategy and pragmatic licensing services, including content curation, acquisition, distribution and development, helping maximize the potential of Rights and ‘”Windows’’ across evolving digital and traditional media.
When on the platform side, Rights Stuff assists international services, including OTT/SVOD/VOD and now blockchain VOD, in startup, expansion and distribution phases, from content curation through to licensing. We provide shortcuts, trends, concrete knowhow (pricing, deal terms, foreign markets etc) around content ranging from big brand (studio, minimajor) to independent, including more eclectic, niche, thematic, foreign language, festival etc. Various of these pay/operator/svod services are now moving into VR crossovers.
When on the creator/content owner side of the table, Rights Stuff assists producers, distributors, sales agents and aggregators who want to sell to, or produce with, such digital services. This includes going beyond just the ’Big5’ of Amazon/Netflix types, through to the overseas/regional competitors (including telecom/cable) and complementary genre-specific services. For example, via our comprehensive internal database of international VOD/SVOD buyers we helps rightsholders achieve fuller exploitation of digital distribution for Current and Catalog licensing. We also selectively broker deals with alternative funders such as brands, consumer electronics and digital-first platforms who are increasingly commissioning and/or buying new content formats such as webseries, short format, cross platform, ‘Originals’ deals as well as more recently, VR.
Some of Rights Stuff's clients include(d): National Film Board of Canada, Michel Reilhac, France Telecom/Orange; Viasat/MTG; Nova/Forthnet; Sony (PSP), Disney ABC Int’l (EU), Independent Film Channel (IFC), IDFA, Gravitas, Shaftesbury/Smokebomb, The QYOU, Aardman, Viewster, Submarine Films, DivX, Canal+, Endemol, MovieLink, Joost, Pathé, IndieMoviesOnline, The Film Collaborative, Banijay, Omnifilm, Wildseed Studios, CMPA, MoMedia, Okio, Galafilm, Guru Studio, Imagination WW, Incredible Film, Incendo, The Pulse VR, Miners Inc and HeYou Media.
About Wendy Bernfeld
Wendy Bernfeld (founder and MD of Rights Stuff, Amsterdam) is a passionate film buff specialized in content strategy, curation, acquisition, distribution, for and to traditional and digital media platforms, including Pay/TV, mobile and VOD/SVOD/OTT. This includes ’Originals’ deals for digital-first (web, short and long format) and cross-platform content, as well as interactive and VR production and distribution.
Originally from Montreal, then in Europe since ’91, Wendy has over 25 years experience in film/Pay TV/VOD channel startup and program buying, beginning originally as an entertainment lawyer and then crossing over to the business side in various international pay tv networks.
Prior to founding Rights Stuff in ’99, she was CEO Canal+ International Acquisitions (multi--territory, multi-platform buying, new channel startups for Filmnet/Nethold/Canal+,specialized in MPAA studio ‘output’ deals and international ‘indies’. Earlier roles included M.D. Alliance-Atlantis (international distribution/coproduction) and SVP The Movie Network (Canada).
Wendy has a Juris Doctor Law Degree (L.L.B.)/J.D.) from Queens University, after a year of B.A./M.B.A. courses in McGill and University of Toronto. She practiced law with Blake Cassels and Silversteins firms in Toronto after being one of 10 appointees as Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
An active collaborator with CMPA (Canadian Media Producers Association) 1 and the author of their comprehensive database of international VOD buyers 2 , Wendy is a frequent lecturer and writer on digital media, as well as a strong supporter of the production and festival sectors including on advisory boards (IDFA, Binger Film Institute, Seize the Night Outdoor FilmFest, The Film Collaborative). Wendy was named as one of the ‘Brave Thinkers of Indie Film, 2010’ by Oscar-winning independent producer Ted Hope. After various articles on digital distribution beyond the Old World, including for Sundance/Film Collaborative, she co- authored TheFilmCollaborative book Selling Your Film Outside the U.S.: Digital Distribution in Europe 3 and updated that via a Cannes festival 2016 article ‘An Update on International VOD Opportunities Outside the U.S. in The Indie Film Sector’. 4