Is the Recently Concluded "Big Break Contest" Really a Good Deal for Non-Studio Filmmakers?

“The Big Break Movie Contest,” a recently concluded competition backed by Relativity Media’s Rogue distribution arm and AMC Theaters, seemed like a good deal to many young filmmakers - because it offered theatrical distribution in 50 AMC theaters for at least one week as part of AMC’s independent program, AMCi. But, as noted in this March 9, 2011 article in indieWire, the fine print in the contest rules made qualifying for the contest impossible for many filmmakers - and asked for sacrifices (like giving up all rights for short money - or permitting unrestricted re-editing) that made it a bad deal for many others.

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