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1st June 2011 The Long Tail and the Scottish Short Films

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Name of speaker and subject: Paul Bruce, Scottish Short Film Distribution

Title of talk: The Long Tail and Scottish Short Films

 

Bullet points of what you would like to cover:

  • Current State of Scottish Short Film Distribution
  • Opportunities in the digital age
  • Barriers to distribution

The term long tail has gained popularity in recent times as describing the retailing strategy of selling a large number of unique items with relatively small quantities sold of each – usually in addition to selling fewer popular items in large quantities. The long tail was popularized by Chris Anderson in an October 2004 Wired magazine article, in which he mentioned Amazon.com, Apple and Netflix as examples of businesses applying this strategy. Anderson elaborated the concept in his book The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More.

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