FAQs for Sellers

What is Cinnect? Cinnect is an online film & tv licensing platform, where content owners can license the rights to their films to different content buyers across the world. There are many stages involved in negotiating and acquiring film rights: from structuring licensing deals to recieving payments, Cinnect allows for this to happen on one single platform to make the acquisition process simple and hassle-free.
Who is able to sign up to the platform? Anyone who has the rights to acquire or sell film & TV content can sign up to our platform, this will typically be Film Producers, Distributors, OTT Platforms, TV Networks.
Can anyone register on the platform? Yes, if you're a content buyer or seller. All registered users will be verified to ensure they are industry professionals. This will mean users of Cinnect can use the platform with confidence that they'll be doing business with other professionals.
Does Cinnect own the rights to my content if I upload it on the platform? No, as a content owner and seller you retain full rights. Your are in control of what rights you choose to license on the platform.
We wish to license our film in multiple territories/regions can we do that on your platform? Yes, as a seller you're in full control of how you license your content. You can manage the entire acquisitions and licensing process from within the platform.
Can transactions be completed on the platform? Yes, the platform will allow you to negotiate agreements and conclude contractual agreements on the platform. Our payment services are delivered by Stripe, one of the world’s most regularly used and safe payment providers. For any minium guarantees / fixed advances, Cinnect takes a 10% service fee. For any minimum guarantee / fixed advance is collected from the buyer on completion of the agreement.
Will Cinnect deliver my content? Once an agreement to license your content is agreed, Cinnect can arrange for delivery of your content, including closed captioning & transcoding.
I have a complaint I want to make For all complaints, please contact us using our contact form: https://cinnect.net/contact/complaints/
What is the process of setting up an Account? Cick the "Register" button, you will then be asked to fill in details of yourself and your company. We may ask for additional information if we cannnot verify your details. Once you have been verified your log in information will be e-mailed to you.
Are you able to give me a demo of the platform before I register? Yes, you can request a demo here: https://cinnect.net/buyers/request-demo/
Does the Cinnect platform have a screening room to view available titles? Content buyers will be able to view trailers and screeners of titles available on the platform. Content sellers will have the ability to customise how their screeners are accessed to ensure security.
How do I conact a buyer on the platfom? To prevent buyers being sent unsolicited messages, all initial contact is done by the buyer. However, you can utilise both direct messaging and our conference room to communicate with prospective buyers.
As a seller, what fees are there to use the platform? You can set up a standard account for free: this allows for one team member to be assigned to a company and a single project to be uploaded on the platform. For comapnies with more than one assigned team member or companies wishing to upload more than one project different costs will apply. Cinnect takes a 10% fee on any minimum guarantees, this is a collected directly from the buyer, with the remaining funds transferred to the seller. For a full breakdown of costs and account types see our pricing section.
I am both a buyer and a seller what should I do? If your company both acquires content and licenses content to other parties, please have two accounts: one for the person responsible for acquiring content and another for the person who will act as the seller. If these are both the same individual, first sign up as either a buyer or seller (whichever role you predominately do) then contact us directly at [email protected]
How is my data protected? We adhere to all GDPR compliance measurements. User data is not sold to any third parties and we've implemented a variety of security measures to ensure you can navigate the platform safely. For more information view our privacy policy.
How do you protect any media from piracy? In order to protect your screeners, only the account admin can grant access to a screener to specific users, only on request. There are also a number of features we implement to ensure your content is secure such as utilising encrypted data storage, watermarking and time-limted access to full length screeners. Our registration screening process also ensures only companies and individuals in good standing with the best of our knowledge will be on the platform.