Filmmaker Jason Brubaker Gets Punched Out By LA Producers Over Video On Demand Sales Projections

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When I published my article on leveraging VOD sales to finance your movie, I had no idea that a simple internet marketing formula for filmmakers would be such a polarizing issue. I can't tell you how many Los Angeles based movie producers responded negatively through email. One guy even told me my grammar sucked. So to clarify, I was not trying to ruffle any feathers. I … [Read more...]

Jon Reiss and Sheri Candler talk Movie Marketing and Distribution

Traditional independent filmmaking is changing. In years past, the independent movie business was defined by a filmmaker's ability to find a script, locate movie investors, raise the necessary money, make the movie and (hopefully) land an awesome distribution deal - and then live happily ever after. At least that was the dream. But these days, the entire model of indie … [Read more...]

Filmmaking Stuff News For 2011 Early

Hi Filmmakers, If this is your first time visiting Filmmaking Stuff, welcome! For those of you who have been a member of the Filmmaking Stuff community for some time, hello again! I'm writing you from my home in Laural Canyon. For those of you who don't know this part of Los Angeles, I'm in the canyon between the Hollywood Hills, and within walking distance to Jim Morrison's … [Read more...]

Filmmaking ROI: How Many VOD Downloads Does It Take..?

I always hated math. Then last year after finishing up one of our movies, we realized that most of our distribution offers sucked. So in order to make back our money and (hopefully) make a profit, I had to learn some math. The actual equation was really quite simple - and a good case study for your own filmmaking projects. Let's suppose you go out and raise $100K for your … [Read more...]