It was brought to my attention that there are predatory film aggregators and distributors out there selling promises that they don’t intend to keep.
Yes, I know shocking.
Specifically, I came across a few film aggregators, and use the term “aggregator” extremely loosely, that were promising filmmakers that if they use their service they could guarantee their film would be placed on Netflix, Hulu, Tubi, etc.
“THIS IS 100% BS!”
In this episode, I’ll break down the predatory tactics they use and will follow the money so you can see how the sausage is made using this scam.
Some of these “aggregators” have no experience in film aggregation AT ALL. No history working with filmmakers. I mean they just buy a URL, open shop, use a fancy website and promise indie filmmakers the world. You need to do your homework. You need to ask around to see if you can find anyone who has done business with them. You can reach out to the amazing community of indie filmmakers over at the Private Facebook Group: Protect Yourself from Predatory Film Distributors/Aggregators and see if they have any insight.
It’s just not predatory aggregators, we can’t forget the predatory film distributors. These companies promise you this and that but never deliver. If it’s not in the agreement it doesn’t matter what they tell you. DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Speak to a qualified entertainment attorney with expertise in film distribution.
As I stated last year when the economic situation in the world changes predatory film aggregators and distributors will become more and more desperate.
Stay vigilant out there tribe. Sharks are around every corner.
Enjoy the episode.