Film Distribution: New Rules For Selling Your Movie

film distribution

If you know a filmmaker seeking film distribution, you're in luck. We are going to share new rules for selling your movie. Before we talk about modern film distribution, a little context... Do you remember the old days of film distribution? I mean do you remember how it was just a few short years ago? Back then film distribution was controlled by a bunch of companies … [Read more...]

How To Create a Film Website (So You Can Sell Your Movie)

film website

Your filmmaker website will go through two stages. The first stage of your film website is your pre-launch promotional stage. During this time, your film website will consist of your movie title, a synopsis and some fancy images that express what your are tying to accomplish. You should also include a blog. When we launched the film website for Toxic Soup, we focused on … [Read more...]

5 Movie Marketing Mistakes That Make You Look Dumb

Movie Marketing

As a movie marketing nerd, I routinely read and study every movie communication and advertisement that comes my way. And over the years, my interest in movie marketing strategy has given me tons of ideas on how to help clients reach their own audiences and sell more movies. Without mentioning names, a few days back, I received a promotional email from a rather well known … [Read more...]

The Great Self Distribution Hoax

The Great Self Distribution Hoax

Do you want to know what really chaps my ass about self distribution? I get annoyed when I hear other filmmakers (and industry gurus) drone on and on about self distribution, as if it is a new concept or a last resort. Here's the deal. Anybody who is still talking about "self distribution" (as if it's a choice) is old school. For a little history lesson lets revisit the … [Read more...]

3 Tips How To Make Money In Filmmaking

Make Money In Filmmaking

The other night I puked a little in my mouth. It was just a little puke. It was the sort that burnt a bit, resulting in bad breath I couldn't quite brush out... And the whole mess came after I read some BS article from a "filmmaking guru" (who will remain unnamed here) talking about some old fuddy duddy way to make money in filmmaking. The information was outdated, … [Read more...]