One of our Filmmaking Stuff readers asked: "Can you make money with digital distribution?" "As a filmmaker, I would like to make a living making movies. There is all this talk about selling movies online, but I can't find any numbers to reflect how many films people can sell on sites like Amazon, Hulu and iTunes. Can you help? I mean, can you make money with digital … [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.
Independent film distributors are great if they offer you a decent deal for your movie. And having spent the greater part of my career in distribution, I can tell you there are (still) many great film distributors out there, working to do the right thing. The problem is, distribution also has a fair share of sleazy, fast talking hotshots more concerned with selling you the … [Read more...]
If you ever wondered how movie distributors think, today is your lucky day. I'm going to spill secrets movie distributors don't want you to know. The good movie distributors will probably agree with this stuff. The bad ones will probably send me mean emails. (Or you are always welcome to comment below.) But regardless. . . By the end of our short time together, … [Read more...]
Hollywood spends a gazillion dollars on movie marketing each year. But most independent filmmakers don't have Hollywood marketing money to toss around. And if you're like most filmmakers, by the time you read this article, odds are good that you spent all your money in production. "Your audience is your business. Without an audience, you have no business." [click to … [Read more...]
Film distribution is changing fast. What worked in the old days, doesn't work anymore. And if you're looking for information on how to sell your movie, you've come to the right place! Since you're reading this article, I'm guessing you are one of two types of filmmakers. Either you made a movie or you are working towards making your next movie. In both instances, learning … [Read more...]