In the old days, the model of film acquisitions meant that you would give up your film to a distributor for years at a time, in exchange a cash advance and a back-end percentage. You would then move on to your next project and the distributor would send you a quarterly statement. This film acquisitions [...]
When news of our first feature went viral, thousands of raving fans flooded our website. At the time we were Ill-equipped to handle the influx. We had no lead capture system in place and our social media strategy was non-existent. And because we were so focused on landing a dream distribution deal, we had no idea [...]
If you ever wondered how to get film distribution, you’re not alone. When I started filmmaking, things were haywire. Accessing the marketplace was impossible without a distribution deal. And most movies never garnered a distribution deal that made any business sense. If you were lucky enough to get a deal, odds were good the deal [...]
Today’s question comes from a filmmaker who is puzzled over how to sell his movie. Since 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. Question: When deciding on how to sell your [...]
Every week at least one filmmaker emails me with something like this: “I made a movie and we just won best picture at a regional festival you never heard of! Since my movie appeals to every man, woman and child on the planet, I want to sell it for a million dollars? How do I make this happen?” While it is not…
When talking about movie distribution, I am often asked if filmmakers should still consider finding a traditional theatrical or DVD distribution deal. My answer to that question is simple: If you have an offer and you’re happy, it’s a deal.