The Tribeca Film Institute asked Intelligent Television to launch an examination of the current economics of independent film and video distribution in the United States to help producers, distributors, and funders better understand current realities and trends in the film and video distribution market. This study, supported in part by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, is intended to be of mainstream value—documentary films and education film and television remain popular, and education ranks high among the subjects American viewers watch online, tied in popularity with music, after news and comedy. “The Economics of Film and Video Distribution in the Digital Age” (PDF Download) thus investigates current financing models for independent educational media, the revenue that such film and video productions have realized from sales and licensing, and the potential for alternative models of video and film distribution in the digital age.

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