Distribution is an important part of the film industry but few people talk about it. Daniel R. Garcia utilized his talent to create a production company that produces films and distributes them nationwide.
What is your title and company?
I am the CEO of New Kingdom Pictures.
How did you get into the film industry?
I started by producing music videos, and ended up learning all of the aspects of production. I fell in love with the movie business, and it has been a non stop adventure ever since.
What has been your biggest achievement to date?
Can’t particularly point to one. I have produced and executive produced over 40 films for theatrical release, TV and cable networks all around the world, such as Showtime … HBO Asia, BET, Starz, The Movie Channel, Netflix, Mnet, Syfy Channel, Hulu, Pureflix, and the list goes on.
What are some of the challenges you face in this business?
The business is changing by the month. Technology has turned it upside down to a certain degree, so it is a challenge to stay on top of what’s going on … the good thing about it is that the demand for quality content is still very high, and the power in the hands of independent film makers has reached an unprecedented level.
What projects are you working on now?
We are working on several independent projects … a remake of the novel White Fang, a romantic comedy called 36 Hour Layover, and we are also preparing to launch three 24-hour over-the-top HD television networks.
Where would you like to see your business in the next five years?
We would like to continue to grow with our distribution partners to create bigger theatrical releases of high quality independent films and television projects, as well as see our HD networks blossom into strong platforms for the distribution of niche content to a massive audience.
What advice do you have for someone interested in the film business?
The key is to tell a great story, in an interesting way that connects with an audience. If you can do that consistently, you will win every single time.