Filmmaking For a Living

As a filmmaker, you are expected to make a product (your movie). The money invested to create your product should be less than the eventual sales of your product. If you can not figure out how to achieve this goal, you do not have a business. You instead have an expensive hobby and probably a good demo reel. There are a lot of filmmakers who attempt to raise money without … [Read more...]

Filmmaker David Allen Talks Modern Moviemaking and VOD Distribution

The Gates of Hell Movie Cast & Crew

As we get closer to an independent filmmaking business driven by video on demand distribution, I am on the hunt for various case studies that can help filmmakers navigate the changing world. I caught wind of an indie production company based in Australia called Rapidfire Productions. This is a production company that operates as a self sustaining modern moviemaking business. … [Read more...]

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...]

Indie Filmmaking As Your Business

If you've been following Filmmaking Stuff for some time, you probably know that this site really pushes non-permission based filmmaking. This concept means that if you're a filmmaker with ambition and a dream, you should not hesitate... You should not wait for Hollywood to give you permission - but rather, you should pick up a camera and Make Your Movie Now! For some of … [Read more...]

How To Break Into The NEW Movie Business

If you're a filmmaker, wondering how to break into the NEW movie business, then you're not alone. There are a lot of changes taking shape. Some are exciting and some are super scary. Luckily many of these changes represent great opportunities for ambitions filmmakers.  (And yes, this is a continuation of my article on how to make a living filmmaking.) Allow me to explain. … [Read more...]