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Sundance Institute Announces Quiver Digital Distribution Deal

Sundance Institute Announces Quiver Digital Distribution Deal

On the eve of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the Sundance Institute has partnered with Premiere Digital in a new deal that will give Institute alumni participating in the Artists Services program access to a new distribution service called Quiver Digital, Mashable announced earlier today.

Through Quiver Digital, artists will be given access to a number of major online retailers. Parent company Premiere Digital, has direct distribution deals with major digital platforms and recently created a self serve distribution portal for independent filmmakers which will offer encoding, licensing, and digital delivery services to media platforms including: iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Sony Entertainment Network and more. Artist Services will provide Institute filmmakers exclusive access to a menu of platforms and distribution models including a discounted upfront fee which pays out 100% of gross revenue received.

The new partnership is designed for entrepreneurial filmmakers who are looking for a creative direct digital distribution strategy. Filmmakers can choose whether to pay for encoding/delivery/licensing services per outlet of filmmaker choice and receive 100% of the money that comes in or choose one of two revenue share options without having to pay Premiere Digital/Quiver, but with Premiere Digital/Quiver receiving a modest distribution fee.

In addition, Premiere Digital/Quiver is finalizing the building of a state-of-the art dashboard custom for Sundance that will allow Sundance Artist Service filmmakers to choose their own outlets, territories and other release features, all while seeing real-time financial performance data.

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