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31st Oct 2017
Chris Jones Blog
What EXACTLY will you need to deliver to your sales agents in order that they can sell your film?
This is by no means extensive and is also Chris Jones' personal take on what a sales agent would NEED to sell you film (not what they might ask for), plus a few things that would make your life easy too.
Not all of these items will be needed by a sales agent, but most will. Some items, like the E&O policy can be negotiated around as it may never be needed depending on the sales you can secure. The cost of making up this extensive list of items could feasibly cost more than the production costs of an ultra low budget film. Speak to your sales agent and negotiate an exact list, and work out your budget for making up that list, BEFORE you sign any sales agreement.
It’s all digital now so save it in the cloud and send them links and a drive with everything on it.
Quicktime Pro Res File – Your film, fully graded and saved as either fully uncompressed or ProRes formats. Also includes the full sound mix, all channels uncompressed. You may have a stereo mix and 5.1 mix to consider also.
Quicktime H264 File – Your film, fully graded and saved as a lightly compressed H264 format file (should be around 7gb in size).
QC report – A quality control report from a reputable post facility that states that your film meets industry standards required (we usually QC to BBC standards). This is for both sound and picture.
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