For those of you who would benefit from access to some cool (and sometimes
random) indie content through this.I used to do outreach for them but I also
have films on there, alongside many other indies (and some small
distributors). It could prove helpful.




Dear Reframe Partner,

We are excited to announce a new service to all Reframe partners: OverDrive.


OverDrive ( <> is one of the nation's largest distributors
of digital content to public and school libraries, as well as to K through
12 schools, universities and colleges. Founded in 1986, OverDrive has become
a leading source of eBooks, audiobooks and videos for institutions, reaching
95% of the country's public libraries and 15,000 libraries, schools and
colleges nationally and internationally. 


Overdrive is a download-only service that enables librarians and other
institutional users to order a digital download of a title for use by a
single patron at a time, and optionally, to curate a series of titles to
offer to patrons or students via subscription. Among the distributors or
aggregators of independent media that currently use OverDrive are PBS and
Film Movement.  A brief summary of the OverDrive service and how it works is


After months of review, we determined that OverDrive gives you a new way to
expand your markets that is complementary with Amazon's CreateSpace that you
could not access on your own, and that is easy to implement. Reframe's
agreement with OverDrive provides the following benefits:


*       Access to OverDrive, which is only available through an aggregator
or distributor;
*       Enables Partners to benefit from two platforms with complimentary
strengths to reach individual users (Amazon) and institutions (OverDrive);
*       Ability to effectively reach the public library system, which
otherwise is a very difficult market to enter;
*       Increases the revenue potential for work suited to the institutional
market, in particular non-traditional work (such as shorts, experimental
films, etc.) that is often is excluded by commercial platforms

To receive more information on the OverDrive contract and deliverable
materials, visit
Please be aware that all documents are confidential, therefore do not share
the unique URL and username/password with outside parties. 

Username: reframe

Password: tribeca2012



Lee Tae Cobb


Digital Initiatives Program Assistant

Tribeca Film Institute

32 Avenue of the Americas

27th Floor

New York, NY 10013

212.274.8080 ext. 12



OverDrive Summary


Two Years; automatically renewed for further two-year terms unless notified
in writing 90 days before expiration.



Deliverable source

DVD preferred


Excel spreadsheet (uploaded to ftp site)


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Single Use (Mandatory)

A license for a library or institution to offer the title for use by a one
patron at a time; the institution can also acquire multiple licenses of a
single work. 

Max Access (Optional)

Librarians and other users curate their own 25 title bundles (from the
Overdrive catalog) for unlimited, simultaneous access by any number of
patrons over the course of a year. 


Single Use: Reframe Partner sets price (Single Use does not include public
performance rights so pricing should be similar to home use DVD sales) and
receives 45% of sales.


Max Access: Price is determined by the average of Reframe titles bundled by
the user; Reframe Partner receives 45% of sales.

















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