You've got a film, now what?


How do you reach your audience?

How do you find a buyer for your film?

How do you create the most possible revenue and make the biggest impact?

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Cable Channels and the Streamers spend several $billion each year globally on documentary and unscripted content.

How to access this vast market with YOUR film?

Navigating Today's Distribution Landscape

Do you have dreams of getting your film or doc series on Netflix, Disney+ or one of the other big channels and streamers?

If so, congratulations! It’s a HUGE market place.

Cable TV and the streaming market represents a $billions/year opportunity for filmmakers.

But if that's as far as your distribution strategy goes, you're missing out (BIG time!).



"Don't leave money on the table because you don't know your options and you don't have a plan."



How To Sell Your Film

In this course, you’ll go step by step through the film distribution market place exploring the most lucrative opportunities available to you; including TV broadcast and streaming (Netflix, BBC, HBO, Paramount+, PBS, etc), educational licensing, corporate & non-profit sponsorship, film festivals, foreign sales, public television, theatrical, niche markets and much more!

You'll learn how to successfully package, pitch and sell your unscripted film or docuseries - including short docs and older films - to maximize sales across every market.

After you have completed and applied this course, you will have a list of potential buyers & sales agents - and a personalized step-by-step distribution business plan - for YOUR film!

"Excellent"

by Sam Clarke/Indie Filmmaker

"The attention to detail in this course is phenomenal. I have come away feeling like I know what my next step will be!"

Get Your Documentary on NETFLIX, Disney+, Hulu, HBO, PBS, STARZ and many more.

Learn how to make distribution deals in Theatrical, Semi-theatrical, SVOD, TVOD, VOD, Broadcast, Educational and International Markets.

What's Inside:

  • Distribution Database: Searchable list of 200+ distributors, film buyers and sales agents!

  • Step-by-step video tutorials (4.5+ Hours, 19 Videos): how to maximize your film's sales across every market including Cable TV & Streaming, Educational, Foreign, Niche Markets and more! including how to find sales agents that buy documentaries

  • Downloadables & Resources including Pitch Deck Sample, PBS Corporate Sponsorship Sheet, Press Kit Samples, Budget Template, Check-Lists, Deliverables and more!

  • Tactics and guides on how to pitch, negotiate and make deals with Streamers and Channels (NETFLIX, Discovery+, Hulu, BBC, iTunes, etc)

  • Options for selling documentary short films and even older archived films!

  • How To Sell and Pitch at Film Markets, Forums & Film Festivals

  • Distribution Budget Template + Budgeting Tutorial - a special bonus training covering every line item and budgeting consideration during the distribution phase


  • 4+ Hours Bonus Trainings - Watch real-time Distribution Strategy Sessions with 5 filmmakers; a 76-minute in-depth training on Distribution Contracts; plus get the latest 2022 Distribution Trends.

  • Live Quarterly Distribution Q&A Zoom Calls exclusive for enrolled students

  • And much, much more!

About Your Instructors

Anna Darrah and Jilann Spitzmiller

Distribution Strategist Anna Darrah

Anna is an experienced film buyer, negotiating with and licensing 800+ films in her 14 years working for Gaiam and Spiritual Cinema Circle. She is currently the Head of Development for Film Nest Studios. Anna has been an active player on the festival circuit and currently advises filmmakers on custom distribution strategies.

Documentary Producer-Director Jilann Spitzmiller

Jilann is the co-founder of DocuMentors and an award-winning filmmaker whose work has premiered in competition at Sundance, SXSW, DOC NYC and Edinburgh.  Jilann's films have been broadcast around the globe on BBC, NBC, Sundance Channel, Aljazeera, PBS, Discovery Networks, and many more. She successfully implemented a hybrid distribution plan for her film, STILL DREAMING, which was broadcast on PBS with corporate underwriting. She is also a Director, Co-Producer, Writer and Editor of the documentary MEOW WOLF: ORIGIN STORY which recently showcased on AppleTV, Amazon and many airlines around the world. 

Get Started THIS Weekend...

Imagine putting together a strategy in ONE weekend that helps generate tens or even hundreds of thousands of $$ dollars for your film -- even finding buyers & markets for your short films and even your older films!

WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING:

"Amazing course"

by Kelly Moneymaker/Creative Media Producer

"This is the most comprehensive and well-curated online course I have ever taken. Jilann Spitzmiller and Anna Darrah are generous knowledge-sharers. Thank You!"

"Grateful"

by Michael Speltz/Dir., Seastainable Documentary

"I'm on a mission, and you and your team helped me find my focus and direction. I cannot tell you how much you have helped me in getting my project completed and more importantly ready for distribution."

"Absolutely Relevant"

by Seun Adeleye/Enhance 360

"This has been most enlightening for me. I have been a filmmaker for about 15 years... Honestly, I feel like a veil has been taken off my eyes and I am only just seeing now. This course is absolutely relevant and most essential. Thank you."

Your Documentary Business Plan

By the end of this course you will have a completed DOCUMENTARY DISTRIBUTION & MONETIZATION PLAN, a step-by-step blueprint, for generating income across multiple platforms for any length, budget or genre of film.

"Valuable... and well thought out"

by Heidi Reinberg - ITVS/HBO/Hot Docs

"I'm an experienced producer... this is one of the better presentations I've seen. Overall, it contains valuable information, the delivery and pace are good, the handouts are well thought out..."

"Timely"

By: Christopher Werner

""Packed with very timely and important information that would have taken me months to find out on my own. Thank you for putting this all in one place!"

"Great Investment!!"

By: Rob Bettis/Video Producer (Atlanta GA)

"So far the course is already more valuable than I thought it would be. Great investment!!"

Documentary Distribution A to Z

How To Maximize Your Film's Sales For Every Market

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"This is amazing. I've learned more in the first two modules than I did in almost four months with a "coach". Thank you. I'm in tears and so grateful!" 

- Georgia Whirl Productions LLC