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    Watermark a Screener?
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    A distributor, interested in my feature film, recently contacted me requesting a screener for review. I haven't found much information on the distributor, such as other films the company has distributed, so I feel like I should proceed with caution and place a watermark on the film. Is this something that is normally done when sending a screener to a potential distributor? Is there anything I should be cautious of?


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    If you have a legitimate copyright and chain of custody and the distributor is in the US I wouldn't worry about them trying to steal it.


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    I think I'm more worried about it getting ripped and placed online.


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    If they have zero verifiable track record why are you even considering them?


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    If you don't want to be obvious about the water mark, put a timecode window burn on the film in a place that's hard to crop out. But don't be shy about putting some kind of watermark or window burn on the film in a way that can't be easily removed.
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