June 29, 2017 at 4:59AM

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Sponsors and Distribution

Can anyone point me in the right direction? I currently shoot video in the outdoorsman industry (think Field and Stream or Outdoor Life). There are a lot of magazine style websites out there and an editor I know and I came up with a web series that we think we can sell as a regular contributor to one of them.

Is there a good book or website or a video here that explains how all of this works? We will probably shoot a full pilot and sizzle reel, but do we first approach sponsors and then try and sell the finished product to a publication for distribution or do we go to the online magazine first, get a commitment, and then approach sponsors? Do we sell the series and the distributor gets the sponsors for us? Do we earn our money from both the website we sell it to and the sponsors or only one?

This is a new venture for me, I'm used to just getting a commitment and selling a single video and then getting my check. Any help someone could give me would be awesome. Thanks!

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