The New Model of Filmmaking

The New Model Of Filmmaking

As a filmmaker, it is no longer enough to simply make a great movie and sell it off to the highest bidder. Lower production costs coupled with the rapid surge of distribution opportunities means that in order to succeed, you need to start viewing yourself as an entrepreneurial filmmaker. This is the new model of filmmaking.  Filmmakers must now take a more comprehensive … [Read more...]

How To Break Down and Schedule Your No-Budget Movie

Schedule Your Movie

Thanks to enhancements in production technology, you no longer need a gazillion dollars to make a feature. But you will need to learn how to replace money with ginormous creatively. Once your screenplay is complete, the next step in the filmmaking process is your initial breakdown and schedule. Breaking down the script means you go through your screenplay, number each scene … [Read more...]

7 Lies Film Distributors Like to Tell Filmmakers

film distributors

Independent film distributors are great if they offer you a decent deal for your movie. And having spent the greater part of my career in distribution, I can tell you there are (still) many great film distributors out there, working to do the right thing. The problem is, distribution also has a fair share of sleazy, fast talking hotshots more concerned with selling you the … [Read more...]

Secrets of Selling Your Movie Online (Don’t Get Screwed)

selling your movie online

Ever wonder about selling your movie online? Then today's question is just for you. The world of video on demand distribution is changing the ways in which movies are seen and sold, having a solid distribution strategy that you can implement is essential for success. And selling your movie online is going to be a big part of your strategy. Question: When deciding on how to … [Read more...]

How To Finance Movies With VOD Sales Projections

VOD Sales Projections

Do you know the most popular question filmmakers ask me? I’ll give you a hint. It has to do with video on demand. Ready. . . Without too much variation, the most popular question is: “Can you provide some VOD sales projections?” I understand the motive behind this question. Believe me, I do. You’re a filmmaker. You either made an awesome movie and you’re … [Read more...]