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...]
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.
Independent film distributors are great if they offer you a decent deal for your movie. And having spent the greater part of my career in distribution, I can tell you there are (still) many great film distributors out there, working to do the right thing. The problem is, distribution also has a fair share of sleazy, fast talking hotshots more concerned with selling you the … [Read more...]
As Curly said in City Slickers, “The secret of life is this, one thing, just one thing…” Or as Rusty said in True Detective, “Life's barely long enough to get good at one thing. So be careful what you get good at.” Finding your one thing is vital. But it’s also challenging. That’s why Phil Cooke wrote “One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do”. The Washington Post … [Read more...]
If you are asking yourself "how do I get my movie on iTunes?" you're not alone. In the past the process of getting your movie on iTunes was challenging. But that has changed. Gone are the days when you need to ask for permission to access iTunes. How Do I Get My Movie On iTunes? Step 1 - Watch Out For Film Distributor Shenanigans If you spend time in film festivals, … [Read more...]
Today I am supplying free marketing advice to filmmakers. (On this website, I usually always provide free advice of some sort.) And before you read another word, know this: The marketing tactics I'm about to share only work for smart, ambitious, entrepreneurial filmmakers. So if you're still living in a 1995 filmmaking paradigm, stop reading now. I'll see you when your … [Read more...]