Easy to Submit

Simply read this page and submit your content.

Revenue Share

For every video stream that your title receives through Popcorn Trailer platforms, you get paid quarterly.

Manage Rights with Geo Fencing

You are in control of where your content is distributed. We distribute on a non-exclusive basis worldwide and in select territories.

HOW IT WORKS

We offer content owners the opportunity to submit and showcase their work on Popcorn Trailer platforms and also participate in a revenue share based on video streams.

Feel free to submit more than one title.

 

REVENUE SHARING

When an audience is present we serve ads and or subscription fees to generate revenue.

 

HOW MUCH DO YOU GET?

We split revenue 60/40 each quarter (YOUR WAY). 

 

 

Content Length Requirements

Standard Series - 22 minutes (minimum) x6 episodes

Short Series - 10 minutes (minimum) x12 episodes

Short film - 10 minutes (minimum)

Feature Film - 60 minutes (minimum)

Non-Exclusive Deal

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FAQ

You provide the content and we'll distribute.

Your title will be included on Popcorn Trailer platforms (Web, Mobile, Amazon Prime, Roku - TBD, Fire TV - TBD). We will alert you if other options are available.

 

Popcorn Trailer - QC (quality control) automatically starts when we’ve received everything for your title. The process usually takes a week to 30 days to go live on popcorntrailer.com. We will email you when it passes QC, or if anything comes up. When your title passes QC, it becomes available in our the global marketplace. From there you'll be sent a link to your video page so you can promote it.

Third Party Platforms - If you choose to participate, we deliver a custom asset package to streaming services whenever there’s an order to be included on our other channels for example Amazon Prime. Your title then gets processed by the streaming service. It usually takes another 2 - 4 weeks before it goes live. The selection process and time-frame varies and is out of our control. Anywhere from a few weeks to a few months is normal for a title selection period for platforms.

We will review your content and decide if the quality is align with our distribution standards. If selected, your title will be included on Popcorn Trailer and an opportunity to be seen in the Global Marketplace. We can't make a guarantee that your titles will be selected by any third party publishers outside of Popcorn Trailer. It's an open marketplace, we don’t control if or when your title will be selected by a curated streaming service. We rely on on relationships with the platform to get you seen.

Popcorn Trailer Platforms - 30 - 60 days

Third Party Platforms - Each streaming service has their own procedure and time-frame. Some take only a few days, but in most cases please expect anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks.

On rare occasions of a QC fail/reject on the streaming services’ ends, we will first try to eliminate any issues first and redeliver. We will reach out to you if needed.

Popcorn Trailer pays you, the content owner, once a calendar quarter. Payment is sent 15 days after the quarter ends. We only send payments when a $100 threshold is met.

How Is My Payment Amount Calculated?

  • Popcorn Trailer splits the revenue with you based on our content rate card and video streaming calculation. (VIDEO STREAMS) X (RATE) = (TOTAL REVENUE)
  • We deduct our Forty Percent (40%) revenue share and remit the rest (60%) to you.
  • You will receive a statement, prior to payment, showing you how we calculated the amount to be paid.

(VIDEO STREAMS) X (RATE) = (TOTAL REVENUE)

  • What are Video Streams? 25% of the video is completed.
  • What is a Rate? The amount paid for each video stream completed.
  • What is Total Revenue? The gross amount based on the total video streams and the current rate before a 60/40 split.

How Does My Money Get To Me?

  • Popcorn Trailer pays only via Google Pay *No Fees to You*
  • We pay in United States Dollars (US$).

What Do I Need To Do To Be Paid?

  • Have a Google Pay account setup, and make sure that your Google Pay email address is correct in the form submission.
  • Have complete information in the tax section using the form below.
  • We will also send a W9

Overview

  • Please submit in the highest quality available for both main video and trailer.
  • Video assets must not contain bars, slate, test-tone, pre-roll, post-roll (maximum 1 sec of black before film starts or after credits end).
  • No interlaced video assets.
  • Avoid having URLs or promo links (e.g. film website, Facebook page, available to download, etc.) anywhere in the film or trailer, including end credits.
  • Avoid having burned-in subtitles. For foreign language titles, English subtitles should be provided as separate SRT or SCC files.
  • We prefer interleaved stereo audio (1 audio stream, 2 channels: Left and Right). For multi-channel audio, stereo mix (Lt/Rt) must be included, and channel configuration should be specified.
  • Additional audio tracks such as silent tracks, M&E (music & effects) and commentary should be excluded.
  • Closed Caption Required

Codecs and file formats

We accept a wide range of codecs and file formats. Below are the ones we recommend.

  • Apple ProRes
    • Supported Container: .mov
    • Codec Details: 422, 422 HQ, 4444, 4444 XQ (not 422 LT, not 422 Proxy)
    • File Size: Unlimited
  • Avid DNxHD
    • Supported Container: .mov
    • Codec Details: 220, 145 (8 Bit only, not 220x, not 36)
    • File Size: 5gb max and less
  • AVC/H.264
    • Supported Containers: .mp4, .mov
    • Profile: High
    • File Size: Unlimited
    • Recommended bitrate:
      • For 1080p: 50 Mbps
      • For 720p: 30 Mbps
      • For SD: 15 Mbps
  • Audio Codec
    • Accepted audio formats: PCM, AC-3 or AAC, MPEG Layer II
    • Recommended sample rate: 48 kHzz
    • Recommended bitrate for lossy codecs: 320 Kbps (stereo, 48 kHz)

Frame rates

Please always export your videos in their original frame rates. Below are the frame rates we accept:

  • 23.976
  • 24
  • 25
  • 29.97
  • 30

Resolutions and aspect ratios

As long as the pixels are square (1:1 Pixel Aspect Ratio, no anamorphic pixels) and the picture is not stretched or squeezed, we accept almost all resolutions. No need to upscale/downscale or add black bars.

  • Client provides high quality graphics 2k - 4k resolution
  • Poster Vertical (*Size 1400 x 2162)
  • Poster Landscape (*Size 2048 x 1152)
  • Poster Square (*Size 2000 x 2000)
  • Roku Landscape (*Size 800 x 450)