If You Hope to Have Your Film Distributed, Get These Free Documents from the Tribeca Film Institute Now

Last month I had the opportunity to attend the Tribeca Film Institute's excellent Distribution 101 panel here in NYC. The panelists from HBO and Tribeca Films shared a lot of valuable information about deliverables -- i.e., if your film is acquired, you do not simply send over the movie itself, but also need to have a cornucopia of legal documents ready, including photo releases, chain of title, music cue sheet, and an errors & omissions policy. Above and beyond the info on the panel, attendees were handed a nifty USB flash drive, which contained a number of very useful documents and templates. Now TFI has released these documents free; if you hope to have a film acquired by a distributor one day, do not miss your chance to grab these files now.

Note: these are the actual deliverable documents that Tribeca Film requires. Requirements may vary by distributor, but knowing about these requirements ahead of time can help ensure your ducks are in a row from day one. They say it best:

There are certain obvious materials that are essential to releasing your film, and other not-so-obvious materials that may earn you gold stars and make your film much more attractive to potential distributors.

Link: Distribution 101: Lists, Documents and Other Essentials From Our Panel - Tribeca Film Institute

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Now this is good stuff.
Thanks Koo!

November 18, 2011 at 4:37PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Thank you koo i got mine

November 18, 2011 at 4:39PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Koo you ROCK !!!

November 18, 2011 at 4:48PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


This is the kind of stuff we need to know! Here's to the rising generation of new filmmakers.

November 18, 2011 at 7:10PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Thanks Koo. Greatly appreciated.
Your site continues to inspire and assist.

Best WIshes


November 19, 2011 at 8:54AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

Lliam Worthington

What Liam said. And this is the best film making site on the web. Keep up the good work.

November 20, 2011 at 2:15AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


THANKS KOO! You are the man!

I hope to meet you at some point since I reside in NYC!

Be qool bro!

November 25, 2011 at 6:36PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Greetings Koo,

Thanks for the 411, we're currently in pre-production with 3 shorts and these documents are definitely helpful.

Peace and much Bo'neFly Love...

November 25, 2011 at 10:56PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM