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...]

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

Selling Your Movie Online

Today's question comes from a filmmaker who is puzzled over how to sell his movie online. 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. And selling your movie online is going to be a big part of your strategy. Question: When … [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...]

Filmmaking Advice For The Modern Filmmaker

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Filmmaking Advice For The Modern Filmmaker Talk to any filmmaker about filmmaking and they will tell you the world has changed. Gone are the days when you simply made a movie and sold it to the highest bidder. These days every filmmaker with a camera is making a backyard indie. And as a result, the market is saturated with a never ending supply of mediocre movies. … [Read more...]