Why I Hate The Words “Self Distribution” In A Video On Demand World

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If you've been reading filmmaking stuff for any length of time, you know how much I avoid the words "self-distribution." The reason I dislike the term is because it makes filmmakers lazy. It implies that somebody else is out there, ready and willing to distribute your movie. While this was the case many years ago, video on demand has changed everything. Here is a … [Read more...]

Filmmaking Podcasts

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As a filmmaker, your time should be spent making movies or thinking about your next movie. And while this is ideal, it's not practical. Outside of the creative process, each of us has obligations to family, our community and possibly a day job. If you do not watch it, these other obligations will consume your life and you will never make movies. Day to day, I spend a lot of … [Read more...]

Top 10 Most Influential Filmmaking Sites 2012

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Making a movie is one of the greatest accomplishments in the world. As a filmmaker, taking your movie idea from script to screen is beyond challenging. In an effort to realize your cinematic vision, you may spend months and years and pushing past obstacles to make it happen. And during the process you will learn more about yourself, your craft and the business than you ever … [Read more...]

Three Steps For Netflix Distribution

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UPDATE: You may want to read this article about Netflix Distribution Many indie filmmakers are interested in finding out how to distribute their titles on Netflix. So I figured it wouldn't hurt to provide some details and save you headaches. Step 1 - Verify The Netflix Database Netflix has a proprietary, systematic approach for scouting and selecting titles for their … [Read more...]

Filmmaking Podcast: Make Your Movie

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If you want to make your movie, you might find this valuable. I just recorded a filmmaking podcast where I share 3 tips that are NOW essential for all successful independent filmmakers. Listen (and download) Podcast Powered By Podbean   At the end of the recording, I talk about our new new Filmmaking Book, which is NOW available through Amazon as well as your … [Read more...]