Openfilm Allows Monetization of Indie Web Video13 Mar, 2009 By: Billy Gil
Independent film video-sharing network Openfilm.com has launched an ad revenue sharing program, with 50% of ad revenue going directly to the filmmaker/content provider.
“The revenue-sharing program is an important milestone for Openfilm and one that will help our content providers reap the benefits of showcasing their high-quality videos on Openfilm,” said Timothy Pastushkin, CEO of Openfilm. “Openfilm only features quality professional and semi-professional video content, which allows our talented filmmakers to truly stand out and enjoy better exposure.”
Due to its pre-screening process, all of Openfilm’s more than 2,200 short films are eligible for ad revenue sharing. This contrasts to YouTube’s partner program, in which partners must apply and be reviewed, but 55% of revenue goes to the video provider and 45% to YouTube.