Delayed release (filmmaking)
A delayed release or late release in the film industry refers to the relatively late release of a film to the public. A release can be postponed due to the sometimes difficult transition of the production or post-production to the sales and distribution phase of the film production cycle. Due to several factors a film release can be delayed:
- Problems during post-production of an artistic nature.
- Political problems regarding the film.
- Economical problems relating to limitations in the film budget.
These problems can be resolved by overcoming artistic problems, making politically correct or commercially successful changes to the film/or relieving budgetary problems.