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Here's What You Need to Know

As a streaming platform, we are actively seeking independent filmmakers for several compelling reasons:

  1. Fresh Perspectives: Independent filmmakers often bring fresh and innovative perspectives to storytelling. Their creativity and originality can lead to unique and thought-provoking content that stands out from mainstream productions.

  2. Diverse Stories: Independent filmmakers often focus on telling stories that are authentic and represent diverse cultures, identities, and experiences. By showcasing their work, we can promote cultural understanding and inclusivity.

  3. Support Emerging Talent: Independent filmmakers are often emerging talents seeking opportunities to showcase their work and build their careers in the film industry. By featuring their films, we can provide them with a platform to gain recognition and reach a wider audience.

  4. Nurturing Creativity: Our platform aims to foster creativity and provide a space for artists to freely express themselves. By collaborating with independent filmmakers, we contribute to an environment that encourages artistic exploration and experimentation.

  5. Impactful Filmmaking: Independent filmmakers often tackle social issues and topics that matter. By featuring their films, we can raise awareness about important matters and promote positive change through the power of storytelling.

  6. Curating Quality Content: Independent filmmakers produce a wide range of high-quality content that appeals to audiences looking for something beyond mainstream productions. Their work enriches our content library and adds depth to our streaming platform.

  7. Building a Community: Partnering with independent filmmakers creates a vibrant and supportive community of filmmakers, film enthusiasts, and industry professionals. This community fosters collaboration, networking, and shared passion for filmmaking.

Benefits of Partnering with The MTS Network:

  1. Expanded Reach: The MTS Network's global audience will provide filmmakers with an opportunity to reach a wider and diverse viewer base, helping them gain greater recognition and acclaim.

  2. Marketing Support: Our team will work closely with the filmmakers to develop tailored marketing strategies to effectively promote their films, enhancing their chances of commercial success and critical acclaim.

  3. Royalties and Revenue Sharing: The MTS Network believes in fair compensation for filmmakers and will offer competitive royalty rates and revenue-sharing models to ensure a fair and transparent partnership.

  4. Analytics and Insights: Our platform provides comprehensive analytics and viewer insights, allowing filmmakers to better understand their audience and refine their future projects accordingly.

Beta Testing Period

At The MTS Network, we are committed to providing an exceptional user experience for both filmmakers/creators and audiences. As we prepare to launch our platform to a wider audience, we are seeking feedback from esteemed filmmakers/creators like you to ensure that our platform meets your needs and expectations.

 

We are seeking the following content including but not limited to:

Films
Short Films
Documentaries /Docuseries
Music Videos
Comedy Specials
Spoken Word Specials
Reality Shows
Plays/ Musicals
Microfilms
Videocasts (podcasts)
Web Series

 

During the beta testing phase, you will have the unique opportunity to:

 

1. Showcase Your content: Stream your film or content to The MTS Network and reach a global audience of film enthusiasts, industry professionals, and fellow creatives.

 

2. Provide Valuable Feedback: Share your insights, suggestions, and user experience feedback, helping us refine our platform and enhance its features.

 

3. Engage with the Filmmaking Community: Connect with a vibrant community of like-minded filmmakers and film lovers who share your passion for storytelling.

 

4. Receive Exclusive Benefits: As a token of appreciation for your participation, you will receive complimentary access to premium features on The MTS Network during the beta testing phase.

 

The beta testing period will run from July 5, 2023 to December 5, 2023, during which you can explore the platform and share your feedback at your convenience. Your valuable input will play a crucial role in shaping the future of The MTS Network and creating an inclusive and thriving community of filmmakers.

How are you compensated?

Once the beta testing period is over, our platform will expand to a mobile app where you will have the opportunity to begin generating shared ad revenue for your content should you choose to continue streaming on MTSN. At that time you will receive a follow up email to confirm  you are still interested in being on our platform and revenue share terms will be discussed. 

There are 4 ways of received compensation:

  1. Revenue Sharing - If the film generates revenue through subscriptions, rentals, or any other monetization methods on our platform, The MTS Network and the filmmaker will agree upon a revenue sharing percentage.

  2. Pay Per View -Pricing you request per view on TVOD (if you choose the pay per view route) – For Features, it MUST be at least $3.99    Shorts will be at our discretion depending upon length

  3. Subscriptions- if content is listed as exclusive content on The Platform a percentage of subscription revenue can be shared with content creator based on viewership. 

  4. Purchase- MTSN purchases your film for a flat fee.

Current monetization options available are:

TVOD - our pay-per-view - the Creator will choose the price of their content to be listed on The Platform and The Platform will receive 10% of the revenue. 
SVOD - Subscriptions - if content is listed as exclusive content on The Platform a percentage of subscription revenue can be shared with content creator based on viewership. 


The MTS Network agrees to pay the Creator a percentage share (revenue share) of the following options:
AVOD - ad-supported  - when it becomes available will be based on viewership. Terms will be better defined once option becomes available to the Creator.

The revenue earned from the monetization and distribution of your content via The MTS Network will be paid monthly to the individual/company you list below.
Payout cycle would be after 30 days from the date of upload to channel. Revenue reports are generated in the first 10 days of each month for the prior month. Payouts shall be made between the 15th - 20th of each month for the prior month's earnings.

*A Unique view is considered to be a view by an individual the first time a work is viewed at least 90% completion

 

Marketing Options

 

Marketing is a crucial aspect of promoting content on The MTS Network and reaching a wider audience. Here are some marketing options and strategies for creators on the platform:

  • Social Media Promotion:

    • Encourage creators to actively share their content on their own social media profiles. Utilize relevant hashtags and engage with their followers to build a community.

    • The MTS Network can also have an official social media presence where it shares and promotes the content of its creators.

  • Paid Advertising:

    • Assist creators in setting up advertising on radio stations, podcasts, and search engines to reach a broader audience. You can target ads based on user interests, demographics, and more.

  • SEO Optimization:

    • Ensure that all content on the platform is optimized for search engines (SEO). This includes using relevant keywords, meta descriptions, and creating high-quality content.

  • Influencer Marketing:

    • Collaborate with social media influencers or bloggers who have a following interested in film and entertainment. They can review and promote content from The MTS Network.

  • Film Festivals and Awards:

    • The MTS Network may possibly submit standout films from the platform to film festivals and awards. Recognition at these events can generate buzz and attract a larger audience.

  • Community Engagement:

    • Encourage creators to actively engage with their audience by responding to comments, hosting Q&A sessions, or even running contests related to their content.

  • Newsletter Subscriptions:

    • Updates on new content, filmmaker interviews, and exclusive behind-the-scenes stories in monthly newsletters.

  • Content Teasers:

    • Share teasers or trailers of upcoming content to generate anticipation and excitement among your audience.

  • Film Screening:

    • Partner with creator to set up virtual screening or in person screening (in person is based on location)​

Options that are paid:

  • Paid advertising

  • Film Screening

 

*These options intended for added reach for viewership of your content and are not a requirement. If you decide to use one of these marketing options a call can be set up to discuss marketing budget and what you would like to accomplish.

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANYTHING UNTIL YOU HAVE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

 

  • Master copy of video/work – H.264, mp4 (at your highest quality) Please nothing below 1080

  • 1 paragraph synopsis or 1 KILLER LOGLINE that explains the story quickly

  • Poster for film – 210 X 270 usually works best

  • Director Name

  • 3-4 Actor names of Leading Characters

  • Sub-titles and/or close captioning if required - All Non-English language films MUST have sub-titles added before submission

  • What Genre you want film placed in (we reserve the right for final decision)

If you have more questions please email them to info@mtsn.watch

Submit a contact for and someone will reach out to you in 24-48 hours to answer any questions and get your content submitted. 

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