Independent film sellers are finding that the patchwork of overseas video-on-demand platforms represent a godsend due to competition for exclusives within territories and mushrooming aggregate sales.
With each new video-on-demand success story, pics' returns via the platform are becoming a little more transparent.
As buyers descend on Cannes, the number of distributors playing in the multiplatform field of date-and-date releases -- and compressed windows in general -- is growing.
New research hammers the cable industry for fumbling VOD badly enough to miss out on billions in ad revenue and paving the way for the emergence of over-the-top alternatives like Netflix.
"Margin Call" takes a harsh look at Wall Street economics, but in the smaller world of independent film, returns have been bullish.
Millennium's "Trespass" and Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions' "Margin Call" will both get a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release, with Time Warner Cable offering "Margin" through its Movies On…
Hollywood has firmed up its plans to roll out premium VOD next month.