Sales Agents Tips for Independent Films
The job of the sales agent is to get you a distribution deal. They will sell the rights to various distributors worldwide and take a commission.
Expect to pay 10% – 25% commission.
They will try and get Expenses covered – as much as $ 50,000. They will take those expenses out of first dollar and then commission on everything after that. Do you really want to pay their overhead? Negotiate with them.
A Sales Agent that brings your film to the Cannes Film Festival market, doesn’t mean you are in the Festival, it means you are at the Market. You won’t get the “leafs” to exhibit in your advertising.