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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:43 AM

Can you make more money putting a movie on Netflix than PBS



There is a great movie on the Greater Prairie Chicken called Battle on the Booming Grounds, but you can only see it on PBS and I missed it when it came on a year ago or so. I wondered what the options were for choosing to produce a film on Netflix vs PBS vs Youtube, where you can profit the most. I know on youtube, you only see movies that have been previously released in theaters. Also maybe because it is a nature show, Netflix would not produce it. Then also there is Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. I just wish I could watch it, but I am up the creek. Since the movie is about helping spread the word on the plight of the endangered Prairie chicken because of loss of habitat, I think reaching the most people is key. Produced by Timothy Barksdale, BirdMan.


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Reply Can you make more money putting a movie on Netflix than PBS (Original post)
Beringia Jun 2019 OP
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jun 2019 #1
DemocracyMouse Jun 2019 #2
Beringia Jun 2019 #3
DemocracyMouse Jun 2019 #5
DemocracyMouse Jun 2019 #6
wryter2000 Jun 2019 #4
IcyPeas Jun 2019 #7
Beringia Jun 2019 #8

Response to Beringia (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 10:11 AM

1. I just signed up for Netflix and have been sorely disappointed.

I searched for about 20 of my favorite movies and not a one of them was available. For example, you can get "Avengers: Infinity War" but none of the other movies in the series. The same for the Star Wars franchise. What's the point of advertising you have 4.300 movie titles and 1,200 television titles when none of them are wanted? They don't even have a television series, "The Doll House," that I binge watched eight years ago.

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 10:19 AM

2. Great questions.

I've been thinking that since it is a long tradition of providing public roads leading up to the doors of a theater (and every other business), why not propose a public internet channel? That is, a simple, elegant web portal (think about the simple beauty of park service signage) where anyone can post content, and even get paid per viewer minutes. Kind of a universal basic income for the creative community. Call it the National Common Media (NCM). Set up a peer review and flagging system for abusive content (without treading on 1st Amendment rights).

Of course the big media co's will hate the competition and attempt to destroy it like they attempted to crush Warren's Bureau of Consumer Affairs.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 10:25 AM

3. Nice idea



How would it be funded? Pay per view?

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Response to Beringia (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 10:47 AM

5. It would be paid like the National Park Service

Any artist or artists gaining public viewers would get paid per viewer and the costs covered via taxes on incomes above $300k/yr.

There would be a cap on how much a single video can receive so its more like a universal basic income for the creative/intellectual community and funding doesn't get out of reach.

Those artists who have clearly proven their talents could go on to the commercial sector (and with enough cash on hand to buy a suit for the next stage... from a thrift shop).

Just brainstorming here... needs work! Maybe Andrew Yang or Warren can develop something.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:27 AM

6. To follow the logic...

A National Common Media network (as posted just above) would be like our common streets. The media conglomerates are like malls where the routes leading into each store in the mall are privately owned. Malls and mainstream media alike are a stagnant culture that has no room for small business and the business of the expressive individual.

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 10:31 AM

4. I've seen PBS science shows on Netflix

I guess they haven't picked this one up. A shame. It sounds interesting.

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:38 PM

7. PBS has an app

And you can find lots of things on it... movies, nature, kids, science... lots of episodes on there,.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:27 PM

8. Thanks, I'll check it out

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