Cyriaque: I recently got a 12-year distribution deal with Lightyear/E1 Entertainment, and their distribution platform is iTunes. Landing that deal was really a watershed moment for my company. It’ll allow me to pump out short and feature-length films and gives me a global platform with respect to promotion and distribution. In short, I now have the opportunity to bring my product to the masses. More product equals more visibility which equals more revenue. I’m actually raising the money for a feature release through Kickstarter, which gives me the unique opportunity to connect with my fans and other film enthusiasts who would like to support the Hidden Films movement.
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