ABSTRACT

Video contribution and distribution started at the simplest level with the film industry. Filmmakers made films; from the early 1900s, the distribution of these films proved to be quite lucrative and competitive. One of the distribution methodologies saw producers selling copies of their films to a local salesperson in a number of territories. Several salespeople across several territories would schedule the films into as many theaters and nickelodeons as they could until the copies physically fell apart. 1