Movie Maker Challenge 2012

The other week, I began working on a project with some very successful people. And here is what I realized: Successful people don't wait for everything to be perfect. They get an idea and test and idea - then they implement fast and adjust as they go. So in the spirit of your own filmmaking success, I am going to offer you a Movie Maker Challenge for 2012 - Yeah, it might … [Read more...]

Meet Prospective Film Investors

One of the toughest parts of getting business minded prospective investors to take you seriously is distribution. Like it or not, your film distribution strategy has a ripple effect on all other aspects of your movie production, including film finance. If you can not create a marketing, sales and distribution plan for your movie (that you control), your project becomes very … [Read more...]

Movie Marketing

As a filmmaker, you must realize that movie marketing is essential to your success. And while I'm sure you "know" this, you probably aren't doing anything about it. In an effort to provide you with bite sized steps you can take to accelerate your filmmaking success, I have listed the top ten things that all filmmakers must include in their movie marketing: Definable … [Read more...]

Filmmaking Seminar Los Angeles


For Los Angeles based fimmakers looking to take their show to business, I recommend checking out the next  Norman Berns workshop.  In this full-day, hands-on instruction, you will gain experience on the following: MATCHING SCRIPT and BUDGET - SCHEDULING - BUDGETING BUSINESS PLANS - PITCHING - FUNDRAISING DEVELOPING THE DECK MARKETING - DISTRIBUTION - SALES Your day will … [Read more...]

Crowdfunding and Independent Movie Distribution


A few weeks back I gave a talk and was surprised that many filmmakers in attendance had never heard of crowdfunding. If you are one of those filmmakers, crowdfunding provides you with the ability to reach out to your social networks and solicit your contacts for financial sponsorship. Crowdfunding and Independent Movie Distribution In this "many to one" funding model, … [Read more...]