30 Nov '15, 11pm

Singapore Filmmaker Tan Pin Pin Finds Global Reach With Vimeo

Singapore Filmmaker Tan Pin Pin Finds Global Reach With Vimeo

SINGAPORE — Vimeo has become the global distribution platform of choice for Singaporean filmmaker Tan Pin Pin . Three of her documentaries, “To Singapore, With Love”, “Singapore GaGa” and “Invisible City” are available on the U.S.-based platform, but the first one is not available in Singapore. It is banned in its home country due to its politically-sensitive content. Vimeo takes a 10% cut on all rentals and purchases, while intermediary payment services like PayPal take their fees, averaging some 4% of the price, leaving the filmmaker with some 86% of revenues. “It is still the best split you can get,” says Peter Gerard , Vimeo’s director of audience development and content operations. Gerard says that the pricing of each of the 30,000 films on Vimeo on Demand is arrived at after discussion with the filmmakers, and the films themselves are chosen after a curation process ...

Full article: http://variety.com/2015/digital/asia/singapore-tan-pin-pi...

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