Having trouble finding distribution for your independent feature? If so, Relativity Media’s Rogue (which specializes in the production/distribution of films from new and cutting edge moviemakers) and AMC Theatres might have the perfect solution to your woes. The two companies recently announced the “Big Break Movie Contest,” which will provide moviemakers with previously undistributed feature-length films the chance to have their work shown around the country.
Submissions will be accepted through October 15, 2010. Five finalists will be chosen, and professional trailers will be created for their films by the Rogue team (Rogue will also be involved in the marketing and logistics of the release for the winning title). The trailers will debut online at iamrogue.com, where the general public can vote. The winning film will be released in 50 AMC theaters across the country for at least one week as part of the AMC independent (AMCi) program. On December 20, 2010, the winning film will be announced, with a tentative release scheduled for spring 2011.
The eclectic panel of judges include actress Kate Bosworth, Relativity’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, AMC Theatres’ Vice President of Specialty and Alternative Content Nikkole Denson-Randolph, iamrogue.com’s Editor-In-Chief Jimmy O and YouTube’s “Beyond the Trailer” creator, Grace Randolph. “Rogue has always stood for doing it your way, breaking the mold,” said Kavanaugh. “We are always looking for ways to support and embrace new and inspired talent, who dare to do it their way. That’s exactly what this contest is about.”
For submission information, please go to iamrogue.com/bigbreak.