Netflix and Amazon, who were once touted as the saviors of the indie film market, are retreating from acquisitions to focus on producing more original films.
Discover what type of films independent distributors want to acquire in their own words. Understand what elements 26 U.S. distributors are looking for when they acquire a film at TIFF or elsewhere.
Buyers at TIFF are skittish after a 6% drop in North American box office receipts in 2019. Worse still, is the dire year indie films are having, where receipts have declined 45%.
FilmTake surveys the latest distribution and financing deals that concluded before, during, and just after the Toronto Film Festival.
Netflix didn’t acquire as many titles as sales agents and producers were expecting, but they added to their diminished film library.
CBS Films did not acquire I, Tonya after all – Neon and 30WEST will distribute in the U.S. UK’s Icon Film Distribution runs out of money, again!
TIFF Take Two: Protagonist starts sales on Cumberbatch bare-knuckle adaptation. Ed Arentz launches distributor Greenwich Entertainment.
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is underway. There are plenty of films to wet the appetite of distributors and streamers alike.