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Tag: Vimeo

Is Vimeo’s $10,000 Advance for Digital Exclusives a Good Deal for Filmmakers?

by on Sep.03, 2013, under Distribution

Services like Vimeo's new Vimeo On Demand will change everything for independents.  Eventually.

Vimeo is putting its money where its mouth is and offering TIFF premieres a $10K advance.

According to stories in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, Vimeo will offer advances of $10,000 to any of the 146 world premiere films screening in the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in exchange for a brief exclusive period of exclusive VOD rights on their Vimeo on Demand platform.  This continues Vimeo’s push to market itself as a destination for exclusive independent film content that it began at SXSW in announcing the Vimeo on Demand service and acquiring Neil LaBute’s Some Girl(s).  Is this a good deal for independent filmmakers?

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