How To Finance Movies With VOD Sales Projections

VOD Sales Projections

Because distribution was once discriminatory, many first time independent feature filmmakers had to hold their breath in hopes their movies would get into a film festival, buil buzz, and (hopefully) garner a great distribution deal, complete with a cash advance. But that is an outdated model.

Future filmmaking BOOK Coming Soon!

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For those of you following filmmaking stuff, you know that I have been working on an awesome and comprehensive filmmaking book for quite some time. I am pleased to announce that the filmmaking book is almost complete. (Update – the book is complete and available here.) One of the biggest challenges I had was coming […]

Modern Marketing For Filmmakers

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When it comes to marketing your movie, you need to become proficient at driving traffic to your movie website. While old school filmmakers could rely on various video stores and retail outlets to sell their movies, these days the popular marketplaces are Amazon and iTunes. Both of these markets are web based. And both are accessible…

Tennessee Williams’ advice to screenwriters

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You don’t really want totally arbitrary events in your script, but if you need to capture their attention, put it in and then in the next draft work your way backward in the story so it has some motivation…

How To Promote Your Movie On Facebook

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As a filmmaker, you need to be promoting both yourself and your movie via Facebook. Assuming you already have a personal profile, you know the site allows you to easily stay in touch with friends, have conversations with co-workers and find pictures of your ex-girlfriend. But from a promotional perspective, Facebook is a powerful tool for filmmakers…

Screenwriting: Why Kim Cattrall got mad at me

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If you’re writing a script to be read by someone who is possibly going to buy it, you want to make it as easy and entertaining as possible. Yes, it’s easy to overdo the parentheticals, ideally your dialogue itself suggests how it will be delivered. But when it helps, go ahead. A sarcastic remark from an actress is not too high a price to pay.