The first thing you will need to do is register as a user of our self-distribution service and agree to our contract and terms of service. This step is quick and absolutely free. Once you have registered, you can order your deliveries. This step requires you to complete basic metadata for your film, pick the territories you want to sell in and give us information about the assets you are going to send us. If you have all of the information readily available this step takes about 15 minutes. Once your metadata is complete, you will receive an estimate for the work to be done. Once the estimate is approved you will receive a link to our upload software, where you’ll be able to start sending files!
Although using compressor to create an iTunes package is our preferred format, we accept assets in a variety of other formats. Click here for full details.
For a full list of technical and content requirements, click here to download our content checklist.
The cost to deliver a film of no more than 150 minutes in length is $945 for the first platform. For longer features, add $30 for every 15-minute block. Each additional platform is $195 per platform for a feature film. Our service includes:
There is an annual administration fee of $100.00. The fee is for your whole catalog, so whether you have one film or one-hundred films you will be billed a total of $100 per year. The first platform delivery includes the admin fee for the first year.
Juice reports monthly so you get paid faster. We send you your money within 30 days of the end of each calendar month.
The platforms retain 30%-40% of all sales revenue from their store. The rest comes back to you! Juice does not take any percentage of your revenue.
This depends on the stage at which the title is rejected*:
* Content that is rejected for reasons clearly outlined in our QC checklist will not be refunded under any circumstance.
** What constitutes a minor issue is entirely at the discretion of Juice. If we can make all the required corrections in 20 minutes or less we consider it a minor issue.
The contract is a template based on the terms and conditions agreed to between Juice and iTunes. The terms are standard and cannot be modified.
Yes, Juice also accepts short films. A film that has a runtime less than 40 minutes is considered a short film. Currently, only iTunes, Google Play and Amazon accept short film content.
Juice offers worldwide access across several platforms. Once you have created your online account, you will be sent a full list of platforms and territories that you can access via Juice, along with the requirements for each territory. You can add territories after the film has gone live as well (additional fees may apply).
Most territories will require localization of your content. Localization refers to closed captioning, subtitling and/or ratings required for distribution in a given territory.
No, Juice does not charge a fee per territory, but rather per delivery. We don’t ding you for work that’s easy! Once a subtitle file has been added to a package, this package can then be made available in any territory where the package satisfies the localization requirements. For example, if we deliver your film to iTunes for Canada, this same file can also be used for Ireland without any additional cost to you.
Yes, subtitles and closed captions can be created through Juice. Please contact us for a quote.
Ratings are not required for most territories, including the US and Canada. The main countries that require ratings are: United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Brunei, India, and South Africa. Rating requirements vary by platform.
You can read more about the processes to have content rated by individual boards on these websites:
Additional platforms available include Google Play, Xbox, Amazon, the Sony Entertainment Network, Hoopla, Steam and Vimeo On Demand. Juice also offers access to cable VOD platforms in the US and Canada. Once you have delivered to one platform, we can deliver your content to other platforms at a reduced rate. Netflix is also available for select titles.
Once we have received all final assets for your film, turnaround to get the content live on the platform(s) is within 60 days. You can set a specific release date if you wish, but please keep our turnaround times in mind. Please note that turnaround times may be longer leading up to major holidays such as Christmas due to volume at the platform(s).
Juice communicates with the platforms on upcoming titles, but marketing is left to the responsibility of the content owner. With 100% of the royalties flowing back to you, you also reap 100% of the benefits of your marketing efforts!
For music content, please use the Contact Us page to get more information on making your content available.