In this Week’s episode of Film Insight, Ben interviews David DiVona of Proven Entertainment. Proven is one of the few companies actively acquiring webseries and getting them wider distribution. This is the first full on Distributor we’ve had on Film Insight, and he provides excellent information all aspiring filmmakers really should know, and thing that ofter are not taught in even the top film schools. Proven Entertainment is currently representing former podcast guests, Claudia Christian and Adam Shoemer and their film One Little Pill.
In the interview, DiVona talks about the essence of the strategy to take a Webseries from Youtube to Network Television or Pay Cable Providers. In Essence, Proven uses intermediaries like Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus to get tens of millions of views on the content, then uses that to levee the project into a television deal.
Later in the interview, Ben and David briefly discuss the impact of Cord Cutting Over-the-Top (OTT) Platforms like HBO Now, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu Plus. The conversation shifts into a fascinating discussion as to the future of television, film, and media and how as we all know, the current landscape for media will be almost completely unrecognizable in the next three to five years.
David has worked for the Travel Channel, and been showrunner for more than 30 shows. If you want to keep up with David, Follow him on Twitter.
You can learn more about getting distribution for webseries through Proven Entertainment, Check them out on their Website, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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Edited by Alex Nigro