Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Shape those minds

Films distribution in US

In 2004 we developed a website -
www.forwardintime.com - to market our 5 PBS documentaries to colleges,
libraries and nursing/medical schools in the US. Encouraged by our success
in selling our docs to hundreds of schools, we began to add programs from
other producers in the US and Europe. We now have more than 150 titles in
our Documentary & Film Library, including 30+ programs from the UK and
other EU producers.

To date we have sold DVDs to more than 800 schools and libraries in the
US, Canada and now Australia. What sets us apart from more traditional
documentary distributors is:
(1) We offer our producers a 40% royalty
which is double what the vast majority of distributors offer.
(2) We do not force producers to sign a 2-3 year exclusive agreement. We
are only interested in selling programs to specific markets and allow
producers to opt out in 45 days if they are unhappy with the our marketing
(3) Producers have the option to supply the DVDs for sale or to have us
handle the duplication and printing for them.

We have just recently developed an new site -- www.forwardintime.com/k-12
-- for sales to public libraries, public school libraries and approved
non-government agencies at reduced prices.

If any producers have documentaries or independent films that will help
promote discussion in college classrooms, they can check out the related
categories on our web site and send us a DVD screener to review. As I
personally review all submissions, it usually takes me about 2 weeks to
make a decision.

Thank you.

Stanley Stern
Parallel Lines
#301 5507 Nesconset Highway
Mount Sinai NY 11766

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