Digital Self Distribution: How To Sell Your Movie Online

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Having spent the last few years working in film distribution, I can tell you the landscape is changing. Instead of crossing fingers for an awesome distribution deal, entrepreneurial filmmakers now have options for taking ownership over their products and reaching audiences directly. In response, smart distributors are keen to work with filmmakers who, aside from having a … [Read more...]

Future Of Filmmaking: Will You Be Replaced By A Robot?

Future Of Filmmaking

In case you haven't noticed, filmmaking is changing. And the future of filmmaking is now. In years past, if you wanted to make a movie, you had to raise enough money to not only cover the film and equipment, but you paid for your DP, your camera operator, someone to pull focus, someone to load the film, someone to lay dolly track and someone else to push your dolly. If … [Read more...]

Filmmaking As Your Small Business

Filmmaking As Your Small Business

When deciding on a business, some people choose filmmaking. Other people open frozen yogurt shops. I should know. Thanks to the frozen yogurt shop (near my house), I've eaten a TON of frozen yogurt over the last year. And without mentioning the business, it sure seems like the owner of the shop is passionate about Yogurt, just like you and I are passionate about … [Read more...]

How To Navigate The Toronto Film Festival

Toronto Film Festival

A few years ago I served as the director of operations at a popular video on demand aggregator called Distribber. At the time, Distribber was owned by Indiegogo. But a few months ago, the company was acquired by new owners. Since the transition, I have seen a dramatic improvement in both the filmmaker friendly offering and the service. This is why I continually promote the … [Read more...]

What You Need To Know About Film Acquisitions

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The old model of film acquisitions meant that you would give up your film to a distributor for years at a time, in exchange for a cash advance and a back-end percentage. You would then move on to your next project, and the distributor would do "all that business stuff" and send you a quarterly statement. This film acquisitions model worked for generations. Back then, the … [Read more...]