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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 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.

July 1, 2001

by Nic Wistreich, for Informa Media Group.

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.