THROWBACK FRIDAY: Theatrical Self Distribution of Indie Films Made Easy with Tugg

Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month…if not more. 

There’s so much amazing info and knowledge bombs in many of these past episodes and I don’t want them to be lost in the sea of IFH Content so I’ll be putting a spotlight on them in Throwback Fridays. Enjoy! 

Theatrical Self Distribution of Indie Films Made Easy with Tugg

I know it’s most indie filmmaker’s dream to have their film screen theatrically around the world. I know I always love seeing my work on the big screen. There’s a magically thing about the silver screen but alas that dream was out of reach for most indie filmmakers until now.

If you haven’t heard of the remarkable “game changing” company TUGG, you are in for a treat. TUGG is cinema on-demand for indie films. The web-based platform allows you to self-distribute you feature film around the country with no money upfront.

That’s right no upfront costs. You only pay when you have a screening booked.

TUGG has created a remarkable way for moviegoers to experience the films they love in a theatrical setting. Through this platform, indie filmmakers are empowered to submit a film, create a screening time and find nearby movie theater, then spread the word to their local and online community.

Once a necessary amount of people commit to attending, the event will be confirmed, and TUGG will reserve the theater, manage ticketing and ensure delivery of the film; allowing the audience to sit back and enjoy the show while the indie filmmaker counts the cash.

“Every film speaks to a different person, and the most exciting thing about TUGG is that it allows for audiences to find their films and films to find their audiences. We are eager to offer a platform that enables studios, filmmakers and exhibitors to have unprecedented interaction with communities and influencers,”

…said co-founders, Gonda and Gonzalez. You might ask:

“What kind of  movie theaters does TUGG have in its network?”

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TUGG has access to over 90% of ALL the screens in the United States. Theater chains like:

  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
  • AMC Theatres
  • Bow Tie Cinemas
  • Cinemark Theatres
  • Goodrich Quality Cinemas
  • Rave Cinemas
  • Regal Cinemas

Just listen to this what Alamo Drafthouse CEO/Founder Tim League had to say about TUGG:

“As the creators were first showing me TUGG, I had the same sensation I had when I first started using Facebook.  This was a brilliant, well-executed concept that could really change things for our business in a significant way,”

In this episode, we speak to Felicia Pride, Director of Independent Film LA at TUGG. She sits down with us and discusses all things TUGG, theatrical distribution and indie film. Be prepared to have your mind ROCKED!

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