How To Network In Hollywood (Or anywhere, really)

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The other night, I was at some party. I didn't know a lot of people, but this is nothing new. Learning how to network in Hollywood, or anywhere really is one of  the most important skills you can refine. Besides, meeting new people is fun. It leads to new ideas and new opportunties. But every so often, you will meet a jerk or two . That is exactly what happened when I … [Read more...]

How To Navigate The Toronto Film Festival

Toronto Film Festival

A few years ago I served as the director of operations at a popular video on demand aggregator called Distribber. At the time, Distribber was owned by Indiegogo. But a few months ago, the company was acquired by new owners. Since the transition, I have seen a dramatic improvement in both the filmmaker friendly offering and the service. This is why I continually promote the … [Read more...]

Back From Sundance

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I'm back from Sundance. This was one of those trips that you don't plan. But when you get a call from someone in Utah asking if you would like to participate in a panel on crowd funding and modern movie distribution (at Sundance) you have to go! So picture this. My bags are packed, I'm loading my car - and then I get a call from the airline. My flight has been canceled! UGH. … [Read more...]

New Hampshire Film Festival

Over the past decade everything in the world of filmmaking has changed. Technology has improved. Distribution has evolved. And filmmakers have taken on the task of distributing their own movies. If you've been reading filmmaking stuff for any length of time, you know how much I obsess over distribution. Why? Because it is essential to your movie business. Without … [Read more...]

Independent Film Distribution For Your Movie

The entire world of Independent Film Distribution is crazy. The demise of DVD sales channels coupled with the rise of Video On Demand has caused many filmmakers to feel frustrated and anxious. A few weeks ago, I spoke about independent film distribution at the HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles. I plan to share the information with as many filmmakers as I can. If … [Read more...]