Listed alongside each distributor are the studios they. Diane hay exhibition xtreme cinemas vip cinemas 4dx cinemas johannesburg south africa. Dec 16, 2019 the overall distribution channel should add value to the consumer. We produce outstanding film, tv, stills and web content in south africa, including cape town, johannesburg, and durban. Brands 2 africa offers suppliers a comprehensive solution from importation through to sales and merchandising, marketing and distribution in south africa of fmcg fast moving consumer goods and pharmacy products. Oct 27, 2017 discover what film distribution companies are looking for and how you can get your film accepted by them. The initiative manages its entire estore from africa. Chadwin minnaar publishing and distribution johannesburg south africa. Therefore, the south african film industry created an increase in employment, which essentially meant that an additional two people benefitted from the new income derived from the direct, indirect and induced jobs created in the 201617 financial year. Many great independent films are made each year and never find an audience.
Videovision entertainment is among the leading independent film distributors in south africa, acquiring more than 3 500 international films for distribution in the. United international pictures south africa unlimited. Videovision entertainment film production and distribution. Our services include procurement, logistics, storage, distribution, sales, merchandising, commercial development, key accounts. Learn how to get your film distributed, in under 3 months. First, what i discovered is that there are lessons you can take from silicon valley and apply directly to film pitching marketing distribution. Second, i learned that the determiner of your success is your psychology which is why i teach entrepreneurship leadership. Easily find your professional distribution partner for your film production. If the distributor and the studio have a profitsharing relationship, on the other hand, the distributor gets a percentage typically anywhere from 10 to 50 percent of the net profits made from the movie. Out of the 23 local titles released, 2 of those were official coproductions, namely, love by chance, a sausa. These films all compete for screens and inclusion in the most popular digital and cable outlets.
Glo films is a full service tv and film production company. Since its establishment in 1994, media asia entertainment group limited has produced or cofinanced almost 100 chinese language films, including blind detective, motorway, legend of the fist. South africa transportation and telecommunications britannica. This is a list of motion picture distributors, past and present, sorted alphabetically by country. Indie film distributors list of distributors, distribution. The distribution company is usually different from the production company. It deals mainly with broadcasters across the african continent, airlines and companies. Dapo oshiyemi black film distribution and production london united kingdom. In china, when veteran film distributors get together, they often recall the old times when a big portion of their working time was spent building relationships with theater managers. Iris deals with reputable, recognised labels and is involved in developing the music landscape in south africa.
South africa south africa transportation and telecommunications. Currently distribution entails 500 items with a stock holding in excess of r12 million. Filmmakers need to get a good, rocksolid understanding of how film distribution works. Distribution deals are an important part of financing a film. Rna distribution has established itself as a leader in the management and distribution of media products within the south african market by understanding the unique requirements of each of its clients, their products and the south african retail environment. Yet, today, in the internet era, data has become more valuable than relationships. List of distribution companies in south africa may 2020.
So looking for potential distributors who can join us put this massive mine. How many films are produced in south africa each year. Denise hayashi production of movies and film festivals cape town south africa. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film. Distribution videovision entertainment south africa. In 2017 a total of 222 films were released, of which 23 of those films originated from south africa. Set in 1976 apartheid south africa, letters of hope tell the story of 16yearold jeremiah, who really wants to be a policeman and cant understand why his. Media film service is south africas, leading supplier of products and services to the motion picture industry. Sony joined rna in aug 2011 and is the second largest record label in south africa. South african independent filmmakers and independent local distributors who have a complete film or tv product. Film distribution videovision entertainment is among the leading independent film distributors in south africa, acquiring more than 3 500 international films for distribution in the country over the last 25 years. Learn more about funding for marketing and distribution of south african films. My names curt jaimungal and i know what its like to struggle as an artist.
Philip nelson 101 eton road lindfield nsw 2070 australia 011612948777. It is based upon the cooperation between and the african producers, directors and film owners. Dvd distributors, television broadcasters, video on demand platforms and. Company info seed entertainment is a distribution company run by a black south african women. Indie film distributors look for one thing only when they evaluate paying for your indie films. The countrys network of roads and railwaysthe most extensive in africahandles most of the transportation demand, supplemented by air travel.
The overall distribution channel should add value to the consumer. Aya films is a film distribution company with a specific focus on african and black. Many foreign films have been produced about south africa usually involving race relations. Good kenyan girls become good kenyan wives, but kena and ziki long for something more. Distribution videovision entertainment south africa film. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events.
Legal download site for african films film distribution. The return of chen zhen, city of life and death, initial d, the warlords and the infernal affairs trilogy. Iris was established out of necessity for smaller, independent. Shop 248 sanlam ctr, 1 maxwell st, cbd, empangeni, 3880, south africa, kwazulu natal. And the largest four companies control more than 80 percent of the distribution market. Founded in 1997 as a music, film and tv distribution company and topranked video network, the orchard has local reps in more than 25 global markets. Discover what film distribution companies are looking for and how you can get your film accepted by them. As a fullservice, dedicated distributor, we specialise in film distribution strategy and we have direct relationships with all the major distribution outlets.
Started in the eighties to distribute socially relevant african film and video, fru signed deals with south africas most successful producer anant singh video vision, with broadcasters m net and the sabc, ster kinekor the release of lumumba and worked with government to encourage young business people to get involved in film distribution. Iris was established out of necessity for smaller, independent, predominantly. Jun 18, 2018 the changing landscape of film distribution in china. Coming from a legal background in south africa, neil went on to found cobalt and oryx pharmaceuticals and. Contact film distribution companies film distribution. Successful filmmakers and by that i mean filmmakers who successfully recoup their budget and repay investors, are the ones who develop a distribution strategy before they embark on the filmmaking process, and sometimes before they write the script. Both models can be good or bad, depending on how well a movie does at the box office. The cinema of south africa refers to the films and film industry of the nation of south africa.
Seed entertainment independent distribution company in africa. To evaluate this, they look at your film, the size of the target audience, how your film compares to previously successful similar films, and in the end, it comes down to whether they think they can sucessfully get your film screened in a theater or digitally. The railway system, which serves all the major cities, most smaller towns, and. The return of chen zhen, city of life and death, initial d, the warlords and the infernal affairs trilogy 20022003, the latter being remade as the departed that won 4 major awards at oscars 2007. The distributor may set the release date of a film and the method by which a film is to be exhibited or made available for viewing. The reality is that securing film distribution is one of the most challenging parts of the entire filmmaking process. The craft of film distribution ensuring that every film reaches and connects with its core audience. A film distributor is responsible for the marketing of a film. Iris is the leading independent music distributor for south african labels, specialising in the distribution of product to all music retailers, including chain stores and independent music specialists.
To combat the consolidation trend, many independent distributors are turning to the specialty market. Brands 2 africa offers suppliers a comprehensive solution from importation through to sales and merchandising, marketing and distribution in south africa of fmcg fast moving consumer goods and pharmacy products our services include procurement, logistics, storage, distribution, sales, merchandising, commercial development, key accounts, information gathering, branding, marketing. Film movement rebeca conget 109 west 27 th street, suite 9b new york, ny 1 2129417744, ext. Videovision entertainment is among the leading independent film distributors in south africa, acquiring more than 3 500 international films for distribution in the country over the last 25 years. The changing landscape of film distribution in china. One south african film to achieve international acclaim was the gods must be crazy in 1980, set in the kalahari. May 20, 20 south africa has had a thriving film industry for over 80 years, with both local and international production companies using local resources, favourable climate conditions and robust infrastructure to bring stories to life on both the big and small screens. This has also been the case with nonsouth african films distributed in. Browse agents, distributors, trading companies, marketing professionals in south africa.
Media film service offers a wide range of equipment, all maintained to the highest standard by internationally trained technicians. Our film distribution program was created with the understanding that the film business has changed dramatically. The development of excellent, lowcost cameras and postproduction software has resulted in an exponential increase in quality films. Working under the umbrella of the blue ice group, we acquire, fund and develop a wide variety of nonfiction projects from around the world founded in 2014 in partnership between robin smith, president of kinosmith and neil tabatznik of the blue ice group, blue ice docs intends to use the expertise and skills of both organizations to build a singular, worldleading documentary distribution.
Anton nel scatzy is a content portal that reaches south african. Started in the eighties to distribute socially relevant african film and video, fru signed deals with south africa s most successful producer anant singh video vision, with broadcasters m net and the sabc, ster kinekor the release of lumumba and worked with government to encourage young business people to get involved in film distribution. Weekly lessons from a fulltime filmmaker so you can earn a living making films by getting funding, distribution, and learning to pitch effectively. Seed entertainment independent distribution company in.
Independent record industry solutions iris music in africa. Funding is approved on a quarterly basis throughout the financial year see the dates here. Aug, 20, created by the senegalese company soon, is a legal film download site for films from and about africa. These films range from independent films and documentaries, foreign language and arthouse films to multimilliondollar blockbuster films. The craft of film distribution ifd south african films. In the leasing model, the distributor agrees to pay a fixed amount for the rights to distribute the film. Podcast how to run a film distribution company youtube. A history of the south african film industry timeline 1895. Sonys portfolio consists of both international artists as well as some of the most prominent and successful south african artist. South africa transportation and telecommunications.550 1079 1079 687 855 376 420 150 1173 1568 99 45 1156 1032 1342 1354 1001 1353 1570 924 1476 475 510 546 849 940 1641 927 839 1079 814 515 684 534 1281 1472 1446 1310 129