Sell Directly To Your Audience

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There are a lot of filmmakers that tell you it is NOT okay to sell directly to your movie fans. The reason for this is based in our industry-wide belief that we must follow traditional release windows, or miss opportunity. "I'm going to do festivals. Then I'll hopefully negotiate theatrical. Then I'd like to focus on broadcast. Then, I'll get my movie onto the digital … [Read more...]

How To Avoid Filmmaking Headaches

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As a filmmaker, you are focused on making a movie. You have a gazillion things on your plate. And the last thing you need is more movie production paperwork. I know the feeling. A few years back, I was on the festival circuit with a movie. And over coffee, I heard this story about some filmmakers who locked down rights to an awesome song for the movie soundtrack. The song … [Read more...]

Movie Distribution FAQs

The whole world of movie distribution is changing. This is important because the success of you movie depends on distribution. Given the deterioration of DVD sales channels, to become successful as a filmmaker, YOU are now responsible for sourcing, engaging and selling your movie to your intended target audience. In this filmmaking article, I decided to share my most … [Read more...]

Movie Marketing: Are Film Festivals Losing Relevance?

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Filmmakers often utilize film festivals as a way to get their work seen and hopefully sold. And while acceptance to top-tier festivals is super exciting - the reality is, many filmmakers do not get in. As a result, many of these semi-dejected filmmakers take a shotgun approach to their festival strategy. They start applying for most every regional and local film festival, … [Read more...]

Sell Your Movie For Maximum Profit

If you're already a seasoned feature filmmaker, take a moment and think back: Do you remember when the idea of making movies seemed like a far away dream? Do you remember when you first got the idea for your movie? Do you remember Your first day of production? Do you remember your first screening and how well everyone loved your work? That happened to me with my first … [Read more...]