Taking “bidding war” to a new level
“My plan is to pick the Red State distributor right there â€“ IN THE ROOM â€“ auction style,” he tells /Film. “Might even bring up a professional auctioneer to make it fun and unintelligible. And if you’re a multi-millionaire who can’t make it to the first screening of Red State, fear not: maybe we’ll set up an eBay page for the post-screening bid-calling as well.”
Deal-making is usually a high stress experience, especially if the film up for grabs is in demand, involving phone calls and bids occurring behind-the-scenes. Hopefully, a camera will be placed in Smith’s auction room so we can see potential distributors go head-to-head out in the open.