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Making 'Toons That Sell Without Selling Out by Bill Plympton

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Chapter 12

SELF-DISTRIBUTION

Let’s say no one wants to pick up your film for distribution. That’s fair; that happens all the time. To me, most of the time.

What are your options? Put it on the shelf, toss it in the river, or self-distribution. I chose self-distribution—my films J. Lyle, Guns on the Clackamas, Walt Curtis: The Peckerneck Poet, Mutant Aliens, Hair High, and Idiots and Angels all ended up being self-distributed.

It’s not an easy road—there are a lot of barriers and difficulties inherent in self-distribution. But I believe in my films; I know people want to see them. They’re like my children, and they deserve to have a life. They should be nurtured and given a chance for survival.

Booking the Theatre

Fortunately for me, I have a ...

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