Filmmakers can submit their work for a $50 fee onto the submission portal, created with Exeest.
Cinedigm and Exeest, a global film and television marketplace company, have announced the launch of Matchpoint Debut, a new distribution and sales platform for independent filmmakers and content creators.
Debut will provide filmmakers with a path to easily distribute their films across the entire streaming ecosystem while providing an opportunity to monetise their work
Cinedigm’s content submission and evaluation process will be powered by Exeest’s patent-pending content distribution technology while the entire asset ingestion, content preparation, content packaging and digital distribution will be automated by Cinedigm’s Matchpoint Dispatch.
“The platform will provide a complete end-to-end solution that encompasses the entire 360-degree distribution process from content submission to content publishing to content reporting,” according to the company.
Filmmakers around the world can submit their films for consideration to be distributed across Cinedigm’s portfolio of AVOD & SVOD channels in addition to other third-party platforms including Amazon Prime Video, Apple iTunes, Google Play, and Xbox.
Once approved for distribution, filmmakers will receive a contract from Cinedigm that will outline compensation terms depending on if the film is distributed on an AVOD or SVOD channel or platform. The films will then be distributed across the channels using Exeest’s technology and receive access to Exeest’s sales asset management system for potential future distribution elsewhere.
Commenting on the new launch, Tony Huidor, Cinedigm’s Chief Technology & Product Officer, said: “As the entertainment industry undergoes a transformation brought on by the adoption of streaming video as the primary format for home entertainment, we are passionate about ensuring that the voice of independent filmmakers remains strong. As it becomes increasingly difficult for independent filmmakers to reach large audiences in this rapidly changing media landscape, it is exciting to partner with an innovative partner like Exeest who shares our vision of the future where we can create a destination for independent filmmakers and establish a viable path for discovery by enabling them to bring their work into living rooms around the world.”
John Pollack, Chief Commercial Officer of Exeest, added: “We are bringing the entertainment marketplace into the digital age with the latest technology that simplifies and streamlines the buying and selling of content in an environment that showcases the content as an interactive experience, from the viewing to the sales connections.”