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Below is extra information for our most common queries.

When will we start voting/buying?
What will happen to the profits?
What will I do?
Need some help?
What movies could we buy?
How will you decide which movies to move forward with?
Let us know what you think
Glossary

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When will we start voting/buying?


Following our launch earlier in the year, we have now successfully secured funding for our first movies.
Phase 2 starts in October at the London Film Festival, where we will also acquire our first movie.
Members will be able to vote on movies to buy.
We will also develop the community features to improve how members interact. Membership will remain free.
Our long term aim to get over 50,000 members which will give us our $1 million fund. Then we can do some serious shopping for movies, and the adventure will become

a new player in the industry, and change a few things for the better.
After that the fun starts, with the first acquisition and release campaign, as voted for by you and the members of the club.

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What will happen to the profits?

The members will decide whether to take the profit or to re-invest and buy and

promote more films. Each time potentially buying bigger and better films.
How about admin costs? Administration costs are capped at 10% to ensure most of the money goes into the buying and releasing of the movies. no large overheads, no

huge salaries. TheMoviesClub also leverages the Internet to slash the traditional costs of discovering new movies and building an audience.
There’s nothing wrong with the basic concept of a distribution label: you need to discover, nurture and market new talent. The problem with the current model is that it

is expensive to unearth new movies.
TheMoviesClub changes the model. It does not rely on selling a half a million DVDs to make a profit

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What will I do?


From October we will start buying a slate of independent movies, as chosen by our members. The first movie will be acquired at the London Film Festival. We will then

Release it at cinemas across the UK and Ireland and then on DVD, with members making all the all the key decisions affecting the movie and its promotion.
What say do I have? It’s an equal Community. All equal partners. If you own a share then no one else has more power than you. Members will be able to discuss and

have an equal vote on movie selection, acquisition, marketing, promotion, and all key decisions on the running of the club all through the website.

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Need some help?


Picking movies won’t be your day job, so we have experts on hand to advise.
We can provide statistics of what movies have done at the box office and reviews of movies. Looking through the information will help you decide.
Our experts are professionals in movie distribution for independent films
But their job is not to choose for you, but to help provide the information so you can learn about the movies and make the right choice.

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What movies could we buy?


The choice is surprisingly wide. From USA indies, to great foreign titles, or something home grown. All independent movies. The choice will be yours which movie to buy.

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How will you decide which movies to move forward with?


Whatever movies you are into, you have a vote as an Owner Member. You might pick a movie that you think you will like, or one that is innovative or ground-breaking or

has important issue at its heart. Or you might pick a movie that you think will be successful. Or any combination. It’s a collective decision, and there will be lots of

opportunity to debate what’s right with other members through the blog. And remember, if you are lucky enough to attend the premiere of your movie it had better be

one that you want to watch.

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Let us know what you think


If you have any other questions, or simply want to find out more then please let us know.

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Glossary


Member
Those who haven’t paid but have registered their interest and can access the forum and discussion boards without cost. They cannot vote on which movie to buy and

have no financial return.
Shareholder
Someone who has paid £15 and can vote on which movie to buy.
Registration
The process of entering your details to become a member.
Subscription
The process of entering your financial details to pay for shares.
Login
Access our Discussion boards for either those registered or for subscribers (members and shareholders).
Forum
the discussion boards and areas where the administration takes place. Blog refers just to entries rather than the overall forum.