The world of filmmaking is changing. Cheaply produced movies, coupled with nondiscriminatory distribution channels has resulted in oversupply and under-demand. This paradigm shift raises some questions:
- Can independent filmmakers still make a living?
- Can your indie film budget cover production, and pay freelancers?
- How many VOD sales will it take to justify the budget?
- How will you get these sales?
- And if the numbers don’t work, then what?
In the following filmmaking podcast, I share some thoughts on how we might actually make independent filmmaking profitable again. Specifically, I compare the filmmaking production process to any small business. And I share my thoughts on VOD (video on demand) distribution – and how this sales channel finally gives every filmmaker the opportunity to create multiple streams of movie income.
[UPDATE: So far, the feedback for this podcast has been positive. What I present to you is not 100% refined. For that, it will take all filmmakers contributing ideas. So after listening to the podcast, if you have ideas on how we can push the “multiple streams of movie income” forward, feel free to share your comments.]
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