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  1. Last year was block buster for Indian movies because some Indian movies reached unbreakable records like Bahubali 2 movie and the last month of 2017 Tiger Jinda Hai movie has released, This movie were top Bollywood movie of 2017. Now 2018 is running and some most awaiting movies already has been released in these three months and some big buster movies is ready to release. By source we can say all upcoming Bollywood movies gonna block buster. Now we can say Indian movie making technique is going to better in these some years. Here is list of Highest grossing Bollywood movies 2018:- 1- Padmaavat Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor Sanjay Leela Bhansali 190 292 2- Padman Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, Radhika Apte R Balki 20 80.61* 3- Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Kartik Aaryan, Nusrat Bharucha, Sunny Singh Luv Ranjan 20 86.76* 4- Pari Anushka Sharma Prosit Roy 20 25 5- Aiyaary Sidharth Malhotra, Rakul Preet, Manoj Bajpayee Neeraj Pandey 25 18 6- 1921 Zareen Khan, Karan Kundra Vikram Bhatt -- 15.92 7- Hate Story 4 Urvashi Rautela vishal Pandya 20 12.57* 8- Mukkabaaz Vineet Singh, Zoya Hussain Anurag Kashyap -- 9.85 9- Kaalakaandi Saif Ali Khan Akshat Verma -- 6.12 10- 3 Storeys Richa Chadha, Pulkit Samrat Arjun Mukerjee -- .35*
  2. What is film distribution? Distribution is the dynamic, competitive business of launching and sustaining films. Like other entertainment sectors, the film business is product-driven: the films themselves are the main reasons why cinema tickets are purchased. But how do people get to know about the range of titles on release, and come to feel they want to see a particular new film? It is the distributors’ task to connect films with the public, drawing the widest possible audience to each one and realising the full potential of the filmmakers’ work. It is well nigh impossible to entice people to a film in which they have no interest. Every new title has its own release plan, which the distributor develops in consultation with the producers and/or parent studio. A saturation release will be prepared for films with mass potential; a more select release for those appealing to narrower groups. The distribution contract Distributors sign an agreement with the producer, sales agent or studio, specifying the rights they hold in respect of each title – to release it in UK cinemas; to promote it in all media; possibly to make a local edit, for example to secure a particular classification – together with the date the license expires and how the income from the release will be accounted for. As films are creative works, or intellectual rather than tangible property, their copyright is owned by the people or organisations that produced or financed them. Distributors act under license on their behalf. A distributor’s opinion as to a film’s playability may – and ideally should – be sought before it is approved for production. In some cases, a distributor becomes a partner in a project, contributing upfront to its development/production costs and later launching it in the market place. Each distributor may release any number of films, in some cases 25 or more, every year. In a typical week, seven or eight new films open in UK cinemas. When considering acquiring a new film, distributors will look for something fresh or outstanding, a special element or potential marketing angle which in due course could help to draw a significant audience. To secure distribution rights for certain films, the distributor may need to pay an advance/minimum guarantee against future earnings to the producer or sales agent. The advance commitment is for the distribution license rights plus the costs of film prints and advertising (P&A). The earlier a distributor is involved, the better It is useful and desirable for producers to have a distribution deal in place before shooting starts. Sometimes this can be viable on the basis of a hot script and anticipated cast. In practice, producers may seek finance from multiple sources, including pre-sales to various territories through a specialist sales agent; banks; private investors; beneficial tax schemes including sale & leaseback; and public subsidies. Full article is here. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- India boasts of about 13,000 theatres enjoying a weekly admission of about 100 million people or 5000+ million per year. Distributors are the last link in the movie chain which take films to the people. Although distribution and exhibition are the end points in the value chain of the film business, they are of utmost importance because "goofing" up at this stage means that the film , however well made, will be a flop at the "Box Office". With post production accounting for 20% of the film budget and taking 20% of the total time, any savings in this would go directly to the bottom line. Digitalization has the potential to bring in the desired savings and drive up profits substantially. Typically a distributor buys rights for a 'territory' and recovers costs from the exhibition of the film. The distributor buys into the risk with the producer. Today, before a film is released, no distributor knows the fate of the movie. Copies are made based on a guesstimate and the stakes are high. The copies are sent to various distributors in the country, who in turn rent them out to theatre owners. If the estimate goes awry, all that the theatre owner, the distributor or the producer can do about it is grin and bear the costs. The digital world, however, works differently. The problem of physically moving the reels from one place to another does not exist. All it requires is a license to make another copy. And, making copies is as easy as clicking a button. The cost of distribution is significantly lower. The theatre owner will no longer be forced to show a movie that is doing badly. He simply has to switch over to the one that the audience wants to watch. Further, with overseas becoming a major territory and considerable costs associated with the same any savings in the distribution costs will be a great boon for film producers and distributors alike. Distribution of films around the world has become such a big business that it fetches about as much business as Delhi-Uttar Pradesh, one of the six distribution territories within India. With tickets in US being priced at $8 and those in UK being priced at 8 pounds the collection from the 10 million population from overseas is same or more than the collection from the 150 million population in of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh . Other disadvantages of physical distribution are because of the high costs of making excess prints and because of the physical nature (rather than digital nature) of prints people in remote corners of the country deprived of seeing a hit film till the print is available for them. Further, if a movie is a flop then because the film is not simultaneously released (because of the physical nature of prints) all over the country at the same time bad publicity may spread and therefore no one may want to see the movie. A primer on digital technology in film distribution Digital cinema or eCinema or eMovies is the latest buzzword that has the potential to profoundly affect the distributors in the industry. Electronic cinema refers to film-less digital distribution and exhibition system of films using high quality digital projectors that are brighter and have higher resolution versions of video projectors. With this, feature films can be projected in small to medium size theatres with DVD playback equipment . It is expected that by 2005, movies as bitable digital data files will increasingly replace physical prints as the preferred medium of distribution. More here ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- More on Film Distribution at SARAI here List of Film disributors in India (WikiPedia) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ketan Mehta, the internationally acclaimed film maker along with the renowned singer Anup Jalota, Actor-Director Deepa Sahi and Media entrepreneur Subur Khan launched a new film distribution company 'Open Door Films Limited'. 'Open Door Films' is a wholly integrated distribution platform for independent controlled budget films. The main objective of the company is to provide a viable, transparent, alternative, global marketing and distribution platform for high quality Indian independent films.
  3. From the producers of Kelly Reichardt's "Certain Women" and Jeremy Saulnier's "Green Room" comes the story of Ruth (Melanie Lynskey), a nursing assistant suffering through a crisis of existential despair. But when her house is burglarized, Ruth discovers a renewed sense of purpose in tracking down the thieves. Accompanied by her obnoxious martial-arts-enthusiast neighbor Tony (Elijah Wood), they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals. Now streaming on Netflix. Written and directed by Macon Blair (“Blue Ruin,” “Green Room,") in his directorial debut, with a distinctive look courtesy of cinematographer Larkin Seiple (“Swiss Army Man,” “Cop Car”), the film also stars David Yow, Jane Levy, Devon Graye, Christine Woods, Robert Longstreet, Lee Eddy and Gary Anthony Williams.
  4. Director: Cristian Mungiu Starring: Maria-Victoria Dragus, Adrian Titieni, Lia Bugnar #Graduation #IFCFilms #SundanceSelects Acclaimed filmmaker Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days) returns with this searing human saga about a father driven to extremes in order to protect his daughter’s future. Romeo Aldea (Adrian Titieni) is a seemingly honest doctor who regrets having settled in his native Romania, a country still teeming with corruption and back dealings. He channels his ambitions for a better life into his teenage daughter, Eliza (Maria-Victoria Dragus), who’s just one exam away from securing a scholarship to a prestigious British university. But when Eliza is attacked on the eve of her test, endangering her ability to pass, Romeo takes matters into his own hands to ensure her success. Winner of the Best Director prize at Cannes, Graduation is a masterful look at the complex moral choices and compromises some people make when desperation takes hold.
  5. Published on Dec 15, 2016 Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame –and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could. Critics and internet cats agree - this cat documentary will charm its way into your heart and home as you fall in love with the cats in Istanbul. This film is a sophisticated take on your typical cat video that will both dazzle and educate. In Theaters February 10th, 2017 Produced by Ceyda Torun and Charlie Wuppermann Directed by Ceyda Torun
  6. An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure. From Gore Verbinski, the visionary director of THE RING, comes the new psychological thriller, A CURE FOR WELLNESS.
  7. I was speaking to a film distributor in West Bengal (one of the bigger ones) and asked him about the film distribution scenario over there. This is what he said:
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