How Filmhub Works in 7 Steps

A high-level overview of Filmhub

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Written by Alan d'Escragnolle
Updated over a week ago

Filmhub has made the acquisition and distribution process simple and easy so you can keep making films. Here are the steps your film takes from upload to payment.

  1. We acquire your title

    Upload your videos and other required assets according to Filmhub's Requirements. Once you submit, our in-house Quality Control (QC) team will thoroughly review your title (typically within 3-5 business days) to verify all requirements have been met. We’ll walk you through any issues to make sure your title is ready for channels to license.

  2. We pitch your title to channels
    Once your title is acquired by Filmhub and all assets have cleared QC, our team reviews your film to gather insight on what characteristics they can use to pitch to channels. We know what channels are looking for, so we can help your film find the right channels. Ultimately the selection is up to each channel, but we advise them along the way. See our How Filmhub Sells Your Movies & Shows article for more info.

  3. We deliver your title
    When a channel licenses your title, we process, package, and deliver all the assets to their requirements. We’ll update your dashboard, so you know when your title has been “Selected” by a channel. The order process happens automatically and usually wraps up within a few days. Once we deliver a complete asset package to a channel, the status of that title will change to "Delivered." See our Managing Titles and Tracking Updates article for more info.

  4. Channels launch your title
    After a title is delivered, the channel goes through its own internal processes to present your title to its users. This process is entirely out of Filmhub's hands, and the go-live time varies from channel to channel. This process can take anywhere from 48 hours to 12 weeks. Unfortunately, channels do not report to us when a title goes live.

  5. Channels report your title's performance
    Channels report performance stats to Filmhub after a title starts generating revenue. The amount of data and the reporting frequency varies from channel to channel, but we update your Performance Insights with all data we obtain from channels. In other words, you see everything that we do. See our Performance article for more info.

  6. Channels pay Filmhub
    After the title starts generating revenue, channels pay Filmhub. Different channels have different payment schedules, which you can find in the Schedule tab in the app. See our Channel Payment Timelines and Managing My Verified Earnings articles for more info.

  7. Filmhub pays you
    We collect, audit, and process payments from all our channels. We take 20% of the revenue your title collected and post 80% to your Earnings. No “hidden accounting,” we’re committed to full transparency and the success of our filmmakers. See our Transfer Basics article for more info on how to Transfer these Earnings to your PayPal.

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