Should filmmakers move to Hollywood? That's the question I asked myself as I packed everything I could into my car. I had spent the previous year grinding towards filmmaking success in New York City, while sleeping on an inflatable air mattress. And after burning through my bank account, I was looking for a change. Hollywood seemed like a much more exciting … [Read more...]
Changes in film distribution technology now provides filmmakers with access to major online marketplaces such as Amazon and iTunes. While video on demand represents a easy way for independent filmmakers to enter mainstream marketplaces, this change in movie distribution represents new challenges. If you are looking to distribute and sell your movie, the following articles will help you.
No matter how awesome your movie, there are always ways to improve it. Having spent the greater part of my career working in film distribution, most rough cuts are ten minutes too long. But if you are like most filmmakers, you're too close to the material to know what to cut and what to keep. This is when throwing a rough cut screening party can really help you. 5 Tips … [Read more...]
If you are wondering how to become a filmmaker, you're not alone. Living in Hollywood, I am surrounded by people constantly trying to figure out "how to become a filmmaker." The problem is, many would-be filmmakers do not realize there is more than one way to become a filmmaker. 3 Ways How To Become A Filmmaker Here are 3 ways how to become a filmmaker. 1. Employee … [Read more...]
A few years back, I produced my first feature film. The movie was rough, but good enough to get us a few distribution offers. But upon reading the fine print, none of the offers seemed like good deals. It was clear we were living in a traditional distribution paradigm. Make a movie, get into festivals, get noticed, get distribution, get screwed in the process. At the same … [Read more...]
Living in Los Angeles, I have met countless would-be filmmakers who move here with great film career expectations, only to be chewed up and spit out. The reason most Hollywood hopefuls fail is because they don't have a long term, solid plan for movie industry success. 5 Movie Industry Success Tips To help you avoid common pitfalls, I put together 5 tips for movie industry … [Read more...]