Tonic News

We're absolutely thrilled to have been named as one the Top 50 most creative companies in England - what a fantastic start to the year!
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We're delighted to announce that we're partnering with Screen Training Ireland, supported by Irish Film Board, on FIND YOUR AUDIENCE, a new distribution and marketing programme, for experienced Irish filmmakers
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We're proud to be working in partnership with Crowdfunder as part of the 2016 CreateInnovate project, with our new programme The FilmCrowd. 2 selected films will receive specialised crowd funding, marketing and distribution mentoring for their project.
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Tonic Tweets

on 23rd Jun 2017

Our very own @DeborahTonic is heading @edfilmfest for @distribrewired roundtable on 26 June! https://t.co/vCoM6FET2j #filmdistribution

on 23rd Jun 2017

RT @Screendaily: UK distributor Trafalgar Releasing reveals structure and growth plan https://t.co/KKV4ozqiSO https://t.co/uY4z73Y6Vy

on 23rd Jun 2017

RT @ThomasHogben: huge thanks to @WeAreTheTonic for all the advice yesterday.. see their top 5 tips here - https://t.co/VPeChdFuIh #feature…

on 4th Jun 2017

Lovely to be back in Edinburgh with @ScottishDocInst talking to all things #filmdistribution for Bridging The Gap!… https://t.co/kVhXvQhT3D

on 17th May 2017

#TeamTonic is 4!Another great 12 months working w/ the fab @ScottishDocInst @crowdfunderuk @screentraininghttps://t.co/zdki2Wppxu


Direct Distribution



In May, to coincide with Cannes, Screen International announced the launch of an alternative distribution solution, Shear Tonic.


PRESS RELEASE:

SHEAR TONIC JV OFFERS ALTERNATIVE DISTRIBUTION SOLUTION FOR FILMMAKERS

Independent distribution companies, Shear Entertainment and We Are The Tonic, join forces to offer film makers, sales agents and distributors a new approach to get their films distributed in the best possible way.

In response to demand from filmmakers seeking direct distribution, and sales agents wanting hold back UK rights and distribute themselves, David Shear of Shear Entertainment and Deborah Rowland of We Are The Tonic, are working together to bring the right team of experts to a project, and then manage that team to deliver the best release for the film, be it theatrical, home Entertainment or VOD.

With over 45 years and 750 films-worth of experience between them, David and Deborah have been working separately on consultancy and direct distribution projects, and supporting sales agents and distributors without the theatrical sales or marketing expertise in-house. They are now launching their joint venture with Praslin Pictures's Tony Benn: Will & Testament due for national release in the Summer.

Deborah Rowland, former Director of Distribution, Sales & Marketing at Distributor/Exhibitor Curzon Artificial Eye, says, "The Shear-Tonic approach means that film companies can access our extensive combined distribution experience on a project basis, and film-makers have more creative and financial control over the releases of their films."

David Shear, former Director of Distribution at Revolver, says, "Just as importantly, film-makers who work with us have all the benefits of having a distributor without having to relinquish their rights. We have experience across all release platforms, from theatrical and DVD, to VOD and ancillary - the perfect distribution solution!"

Click here to link to the Screen Daily Article

Tonic News

We're absolutely thrilled to have been named as one the Top 50 most creative companies in England - what a fantastic start to the year!
Click to read more

We're delighted to announce that we're partnering with Screen Training Ireland, supported by Irish Film Board, on FIND YOUR AUDIENCE, a new distribution and marketing programme, for experienced Irish filmmakers
Click to read more

We're proud to be working in partnership with Crowdfunder as part of the 2016 CreateInnovate project, with our new programme The FilmCrowd. 2 selected films will receive specialised crowd funding, marketing and distribution mentoring for their project.
Click to read more

Tonic Tweets

on 23rd Jun 2017

Our very own @DeborahTonic is heading @edfilmfest for @distribrewired roundtable on 26 June! https://t.co/vCoM6FET2j #filmdistribution

on 23rd Jun 2017

RT @Screendaily: UK distributor Trafalgar Releasing reveals structure and growth plan https://t.co/KKV4ozqiSO https://t.co/uY4z73Y6Vy

on 23rd Jun 2017

RT @ThomasHogben: huge thanks to @WeAreTheTonic for all the advice yesterday.. see their top 5 tips here - https://t.co/VPeChdFuIh #feature…

on 4th Jun 2017

Lovely to be back in Edinburgh with @ScottishDocInst talking to all things #filmdistribution for Bridging The Gap!… https://t.co/kVhXvQhT3D

on 17th May 2017

#TeamTonic is 4!Another great 12 months working w/ the fab @ScottishDocInst @crowdfunderuk @screentraininghttps://t.co/zdki2Wppxu