Motion Picture Distribution & Marketing – About SEGI
Sycamore Entertainment Group represents a strategic advancement on the film distribution model. Investors will have lower downside risk with a higher upside potential than with the traditional Hollywood studio model.
Sycamore’s overall film marketing and distribution capabilities include:
Currently there is a lack of distribution outlets for quality independent, art films and well-produced foreign films. The major studios have shifted focus and attention toward large blockbuster films, leaving many filmmakers struggling to get past the festival stage of their exhibition process.
Sycamore fills this need by making the best possible deals to market these films and to make smart distribution choices to get these films onto screens. The audience for such films is receptive, provided such films are available for viewing. The increasing number of cable networks and stations also is a source of outlet for such productions.
Sycamore helps develop, nurture and groom young, up-and-coming talented film makers and producers passionate about the industry. We assist them in the realization of their projects and the development of their motion pictures at all stages of the creative process. Our goal is to recognize the most promising of these young filmmakers and foster long-term releationships with them by engaging in one or more of the following activities:
critiquing pitches for film ideas
having scripts and film pitches submitted
showcasing new filmmakers in competitions conducted online resulting in the top contenders having the opportunity to assist in the direction of their film projects
reviewing short films directed or produced by young film makers
Sycamore acquires and distributes films through many channels, including festivals, Internet/online sources, foreign representation, negative pick-up deals and filmmaker deals, with the potential of participation of profits depending upon each individual project. Sycamore is also well positioned to source films with commercial potential though its long-standing relationships (via Sweet Spot Productions) with talent agencies, international film commissions, production companies, financial institutions, foreign distributors and independent producers.
In order to execute the plan strategically, Sycamore is raising additional capital to fund operations. Although no assurance can be given that Sycamore will have sufficient funds to expand the business activities as vigorously or as broadly as discussed above, the existing business activities of Sweet Spot Productions will now be conducted by Sycamore and will serve to provide a stable basis of operations for the company as it expands. This expansion will be tied primarily to the rate and amount of funds Sycamore will raise within the next two years.