Free Distribution Project
Containers are not free
Total Sita Distribution Project donations
        February 2009 - present

           ~ $23,000
QuestionCopyright e-store
June 3 – July 31 (approx. 2 months)
Store revenues: $25,100.00
- Store expenses: $8,500.00 (appx...
QuestionCopyright e-store
June 3 – July 31 (approx. 2 months)
Theatrical
Distributors
UNITED STATES
 THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION
 approx. May through September 2009

~$22,350 total box offce to date
 Minus a boat...
DVD
Distributors
FILMKARAVAN/VISTA INDIA
    DVD DISTRIBUTION
        July 30, 2009

Gross: $14,061
Expenses: 7,727
Net: 6,334
Music licens...
Broadcast
Total from Broadcast =   $3,000
Publishing
Total from Publishing =   $0
Sharing = Promotion
A Model Case: Central Cinema
“There were a number of people who were relieved to know
you were getting a cut after seeing the CC disclaimer. 
They appr...
Direct Payments from
Independent Theaters = approx

$3,000
August 1 2009:
Donations: $21,000
Store prof ts: $16,600
         i
Broadcast: $3,000
Publishing: $0
Direct Theaters: $3,0...
UPDATED OCT 1. 2009
Donations: $23,000
Store prof ts: $19,000
         i
Broadcast: $3,000
Publishing: $0
Theatrical Distr...
SPEAKING GIGS = $$$
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley
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Nina Paley's presentation from Power to the Pixel's Cross-Media Film Forum in London, October 2009.

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A 'free' distribution case study "Sita Sings the Blues" - Nina Paley

  1. 1. Free Distribution Project
  2. 2. Containers are not free
  3. 3. Total Sita Distribution Project donations February 2009 - present ~ $23,000
  4. 4. QuestionCopyright e-store June 3 – July 31 (approx. 2 months) Store revenues: $25,100.00 - Store expenses: $8,500.00 (appx) _______________________________ =Store prof ts: $16,600 i (appx) UPDATE OCT. 10 Estimated prof ts: i $19,000
  5. 5. QuestionCopyright e-store June 3 – July 31 (approx. 2 months)
  6. 6. Theatrical Distributors
  7. 7. UNITED STATES THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION approx. May through September 2009 ~$22,350 total box offce to date Minus a boatload of expenses: cinemas', distributors', etc. =  ~$3,000 for me
  8. 8. DVD Distributors
  9. 9. FILMKARAVAN/VISTA INDIA DVD DISTRIBUTION July 30, 2009 Gross: $14,061 Expenses: 7,727 Net: 6,334 Music licensor royalties: 2,135 FilmKaravan royalty: 1,294.00 My share = $2,911(should be less?)
  10. 10. Broadcast
  11. 11. Total from Broadcast = $3,000
  12. 12. Publishing
  13. 13. Total from Publishing = $0
  14. 14. Sharing = Promotion
  15. 15. A Model Case: Central Cinema
  16. 16. “There were a number of people who were relieved to know you were getting a cut after seeing the CC disclaimer.  They appreciated that we didn't just use the flm and keep all the money.”  Kevin Spitzer Central Cinema Seattle, WA
  17. 17. Direct Payments from Independent Theaters = approx $3,000
  18. 18. August 1 2009: Donations: $21,000 Store prof ts: $16,600 i Broadcast: $3,000 Publishing: $0 Direct Theaters: $3,000 ____________ Total: $43,600
  19. 19. UPDATED OCT 1. 2009 Donations: $23,000 Store prof ts: $19,000 i Broadcast: $3,000 Publishing: $0 Theatrical Distributors: $3,000 Additional DVD dist.: $3,000 Direct Theaters: $4,000 ____________ Total: $55,000
  20. 20. SPEAKING GIGS = $$$

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