Can You Make Money With Digital Distribution?

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One of our Filmmaking Stuff readers asked: "Can you make money with digital distribution?" "As a filmmaker, I would like to make a living making movies. There is all this talk about selling movies online, but I can't find any numbers to reflect how many films people can sell on sites like Amazon, Hulu and iTunes. Can you help? I mean, can you make money with digital … [Read more...]

7 Lies Film Distributors Like to Tell Filmmakers

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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...]

Grow Your Email List In 3 Simple Steps!

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Hollywood spends a gazillion dollars on movie marketing each year. But most independent filmmakers don't have Hollywood marketing money to toss around. And if you're like most filmmakers, by the time you read this article, odds are good that you spent all your money in production. "Your audience is your business. Without an audience, you have no business." [click to … [Read more...]

Are You A Rebel Without a Crew?

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Working in film distribution, one of my previous jobs involved pitching a catalog of movies to the El Rey Network. Talking with those guys was surreal in a sense, because I totally remember reading and being inspired by (the founder of El Rey) Robert Rodriguez's book Rebel Without a Crew. Rebel Without a Crew tells the story of how Robert Rodriguez was able to fund and make … [Read more...]

How To Make Your Own Film

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If you're looking for tactics on how to make your own film, you're in luck. I have been helping filmmakers make, market and sell movies for close to a decade - And in all that time, I found there is a serious distinction between filmmakers to who take action and filmmakers who do not. If you want some tactics on how to make your own film, aside from the technical stuff, the … [Read more...]