If you’re considering a dozen ideas for your next film project, there are plenty of reasons why you need to choose one and get started. After all, if you never figure out your next project, you’ll never finish it. So being able to take decisive … [Read more...]
As a filmmaker, getting a movie made, seen and sold can be a challenge. Filmmaking Stuff was established to provide useful filmmaking tips and strategies. And over the last few years, we have received hundreds of questions from filmmakers seeking advice on all aspects of the process. Most filmmakers ask questions related to screenwriting, film finance, filmmaking, movie marketing, sales and distribution. Below you will find filmmaker frequently asked questions. If you question is not covered, you can contact us with your questions. While we don’t guarantee your question will be published in the Filmmaker FAQ column, we will try our best to get back to you with a response.
In movie marketing, there is this phrase I really like: "Marketing to everybody is marketing to nobody and niches will make you riches." And while not every movie is guaranteed success, it is much easier to find your audience when you choose a … [Read more...]
I am going to share the Modern Moviemaking Manifesto with you. After this, you're going to know yourself a little better as a filmmaker. And to get the ball rolling, I have a question for you: What's the biggest filmmaking failure you must … [Read more...]
If you're looking for a career in film, you're not alone. Each year, thousands of ambitious Hollywood hopefuls arrive in Los Angeles, eager to climb the entertainment ladder. Unlike you, most of these people come unprepared to face the competitive … [Read more...]
If you're looking for tactics for making money with VOD distribution, you're not alone. The world of film distribution is disrupted. For the most part, DVD retail distribution is dead. The good news is, digital distribution platforms like iTunes, … [Read more...]
Many filmmakers start out making short films. With all the new distribution tools available, one question I get a lot involves selling a short film. A filmmaker named John asked the following question: "Is selling a short film possible? Would you do … [Read more...]