What Filmmakers Need To Know About VOD Distribution

Understanding VOD Distribution

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...]

Is Traditional Movie Distribution Dead?

Traditional Movie Distribution

A few years back, I produced my first feature film. The movie was rough, but good enough to get us a few distribution offers. But upon reading the fine print, none of the offers seemed like good deals. It was clear we were living in a traditional distribution paradigm. Make a movie, get into festivals, get noticed, get distribution, get screwed in the process. At the same … [Read more...]

What is Your Filmmaking Niche?

filmmaking niche

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 filmmaking niche. What is a filmmaking niche? It's making a movie for a small slice of a larger audience. For example, let's say you … [Read more...]

No-Budget Filmmaking: Rise of The Backyard Indie

no budget filmmaking

Like it or lump it, there are a lot of backyard indies being made each year. Thanks to inexpensive production technology, no-budget filmmaking is not only possible, but has become the norm for many first time feature filmmakers, web series producers, YouTube artists and short filmmakers. These days any filmmaker with passion and a story can make a movie. And unlike years … [Read more...]

The Secret of Pitching to Film Investors (Shhhh. Don’t tell.)

film investors

I'm going to reveal some secrets for pitching to film investors. But before I do, I want you to know something. There is NO magic secret for pitching to film investors. The process of finding and pitching to film investors is not nearly as complicated as many people would like you to believe. Pitching to film investors is a numbers game. The more people you talk to, the … [Read more...]