about Hewes Pictures
OUR ACQUISITIONS SUPERHEROES:
M. Zakharova: Senior Acquisitions Exec
C. Portillo: Acquisitions (Domestic Sales Relations)
H. Boadu: Acquisitions (Assistant)
ACCREDITED @ THE FOLLOWING MARKETS:
American Film Market (US)
Torino Short Film Market (Italy)
Palm Springs International SFM (Palm Springs, CA)
Tribeca Film Festival (New York, NY)
Latino Film Market (Queens, NY)
Co-founded by philanthropist and venture capitalist Henry Hewes, Hewes Pictures LLC is the only active short film DISTRIBUTOR in the United States. A premiere, inTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION company, the label acquires and places select, award-winning short form content on broadcast TV, ON PREMIERE DIGITAL PLATFORMS, AND IN SELECT THEATERS. working in partnership with cable television providers, DIGITAL PLATFORMS LIKE AMAZON, AND THEATER CHAINS INCLUDING AMC, Hewes Pictures continues to DISTRIBUTE films in multiple genres, many of which were directed by renown directors and star name talent.
Passionate about the art of short form storytelling, the company’s mission is to extend the life of quality short films, that until recently, have been regulated to playing film festivals and being streamed for free online. While this free-for-all, online release makes sense for certain filmmakers, other long-term thinking filmmakers are building track records by creating films that receive WIDER distribution, in an effort to launch their next films. Some filmmakers have successfully leveraged their short film’s release by using it to fund-raise their next film efforts with investors, studios, etc.
ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
*We are not a sales rep. A sales rep typically will charge a filmmaker an up front fee for their services. WE DO NOT CHARGE ANY UP FRONT FEES FOR OUR SERVICES.
*Typical fees that TV stations pay will vary. Some pay filmmakers as low as $20 per minute, others will pay up to $700 per minute. It all depends on the station, as each platforms' content needs and licensing fees are different.
*Like most short film DISTRIBUTORS we do not offer upfront advances, as we cannot guarantee that stations will choose to place your film on the air.
*If you do not have written permission for every piece of music, every clip of footage/images used, every image in your poster/artwork, and all clearances from actors who appear in your film, you will not be eligible for a deal from Hewes Pictures.
*Although Hewes Pictures is primarily a short film DISTRIBUTOR, the company has launched a feature film branch for representation of VERY SELECT feature films, SOME to include theatrical releases.
Hewes Pictures’ headquarters is located at 515 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022.