No deal should come without an exchange of monetary value. If a buyer is providing no money up front and a ten-year revenue split, your movie likely isn't good enough to draw market attention and it's unlikely that you'll be profitable. These deals only favor films that cost less than the fees levied by any given distributor (which can be in the ballpark of $8,000 - $15,000) and, even then, the window for making a return on investment could still be many, many years. The only way to game this system is to produce and deliver a slate of inexpensively-produced content in hopes of profiting on the slate as a whole. In other words, if you're going to play the distributor's game, you're going to have to use the distributor's strategy.