Getting into Sundance and selling your movie for instant fame, fortune and a three picture deal has never been a realistic business plan. And while it is possible that your movie will be the next breakout hit, it is more likely that your movie will end up in Amazon, iTunes, Hulu and other VOD platforms. For these reasons, it is important that you gain an understanding of VOD … [Read more...]
Changes in film distribution technology now provides filmmakers with access to major online marketplaces such as Amazon and iTunes. While video on demand represents a easy way for independent filmmakers to enter mainstream marketplaces, this change in movie distribution represents new challenges. If you are looking to distribute and sell your movie, the following articles will help you.
No matter how awesome your movie, there are always ways to improve it. Having spent the greater part of my career working in film distribution, most rough cuts are ten minutes too long. But if you are like most filmmakers, you're too close to the material to know what to cut and what to keep. This is when throwing a rough cut screening party can really help you. 5 Tips … [Read more...]
Amazon film distribution offers a great opportunity for filmmakers who want to reach an audience of rabid shoppers. As a transactional video on demand (TVOD) platform, you simply set your price and Amazon pays you 50% of the sale. In a typical release scenario, you would would maximize your transactional opportunity on Amazon before you move on to ad supported platforms … [Read more...]
In addition to making great movies, to be a filmmaking success you also need an audience of rabid fans. And you can't really attract an audience unless people know about your movie. One aspect of movie promotion worth leveraging is getting press. Hiring an awesome publicist can help you spread word about your movie. This is because a good publicist has solid relationships … [Read more...]
The whole world of movie distribution is changing. And if you're reading this, you either have a movie ready for distribution, or you're working towards your next movie. In both instances, the success of you movie depends on your understanding of movie promotion. And it starts now! Given the deterioration of DVD sales channels, to become successful as a filmmaker, YOU are … [Read more...]