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May 10, 2007

Written by Adam P Davies, James MacGregor and Nicol Wistreich, with 40 experts from six continents. Published by Netrbution. Now available digitally, in DRM-free ePub, Kindle and PDF versions, it includes:

September 4, 2006

"So the guys who started this business all cheated somebody to get there, and now they're being cheated, perhaps, by all these crazy, geeky people all over the internet. I must say, my anguish level is not great."
Richard Dreyfuss

"although iTunes has 70% of the pay to download music market - only 1 in 40 of all tracks downloaded on the web are ever paid for. That's 2.5%"

August 12, 2006

"As filmmakers we believe that no film can be too personal. The image speaks. Sound amplifies and comments. Size is irrelevant. Perfection is not an aim. An attitude means a style. A style means an attitude.”
Lorenza Mazzetti, Lindsay Anderson, Karel Reiz, Tony Richardson
- The Free Film Movement, February 1956

January 8, 2006

After Netribution ran out of money at the start of 2002, founders Tom and Nic parted company and Nic joined, a mailman email discussion list for indie filmmakers, as first employee. The two founders of Shooting People had borrowed £30,000 to make a subscriber version of the email list to fund the cost of daily moderation, online profile directories and expansion of new lists - with a seemingly impossible business model of "users paying to read early the content that other users pay to produce".

May 1, 2005

Written by Adam P Davies, James MacGregor and Nicol Wistreich. Published by Netrbution.

The reader - from beginner making their first short film, through to experienced producer packaging an international multi-million pound co-production - is guided through the entire process of raising finance, in a book packed with interviews, case studies, expert tips and details of more than 200 funds.


May 10, 2003

by Caroline Hancock and Nic Wistreich, published by Shooting People Press. A roadmap to film funding structures and opportunities in the UK, based on Netribution's free online funding resources, the publication was a co-production with Shooting People and sold 4000 copies in its first 18 months.

December 31, 1999

Co-founded with Tom Fogg. Netribution was a weekly web magazine and email newsletter that ran for 99 issues alongside extensive free filmmaker resources. The first edition (of which there are no known copies) led with the news of AOL and Time Warner's merger. Each week had a couple of interviews, reports, festival reports, comic columnists Andrew Cousins and Michael Whiner, general film industry news and James MacGregor's Northern Exposure for British film outside of London.