How To Overcome Doubt And Make Your Movie

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As a filmmaker, sometimes the biggest obstacle to overcome is your own negative self-talk. In today’s guest filmmaking article, independent filmmaker Dimitri Morantus provides tips for ignoring naysayers and pushing forward to make your movie. Making Movies In An LA Minute My father once told me that he wanted to be an actor and that […]

Don’t Lose Your Movie : How to Avoid Data Loss

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Don’t Lose Your Movie : How to Avoid Data Loss by Filmmaker Guest Blogger: Allison Gillette, Producer and Creator of “Cow Power” Everyone’s worst nightmare is getting that call from your editor: “Something is wrong with the hard drive and I cannot view the footage.” No filmmaker takes data protection seriously until it happens to […]

Confessions of an AFM Distributor

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I spent yesterday attending the American Film Market. My goal was to meet filmmakers looking to get their movies into the popular video on demand marketplaces. During my time talking to filmmakers, I discovered a few secrets of distribution that I would like to share with you. So before you max your credit card, pack […]

Filmmaking In English

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As a filmmaker, it is easy to think that movies made in Hollywood set the standard. But what if you do not live in Hollywood or an English speaking country?  This weeks question comes from a filmmaker who’s native language is not English. He wonders if it is best to continue his filmmaking in English. […]

Gary King Talks Filmmaking

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see Kevin Smith as the guru who is able to take his fan base and monetize it in a way that makes sense and doesn’t make anyone feel ripped off. We’ve also seen the recent success of comedian Louie C.K. and his comedy special that he sold exclusively and independently online which grossed over a million dollars.

NoFilmSchool On CrowdFunding

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With sites like Indie GoGo and Kickstarter, filmmakers can finally raise money without asking permission. And while the vast majority of filmmakers limit their crowdfunding campaigns to a few thousand dollars – some filmmakers get super ambitious…

Film Festival Workshop

Over the next year, I am hitting the road. I’m going from city to city to spread the word about modern movie distribution tactics and how YOU can benefit. I am doing this because the independent movie market is saturated with competition. Do you know of any film festivals seeking someone to put on a film festival workshop? If so, please send them a link to this page.

Independent Movie Distribution Made Simple with Video On Demand

Video on demand distribution provides filmmakers with easy access to the major online marketplaces such as Amazon and iTunes. Once a title is submitted, filmmakers can then share virtual shelf space with mainstream Hollywood movies. While video on demand distribution represents a easy way for independent filmmakers to enter mainstream marketplaces, this change in distribution represents new challenges.

Filmmaking Books Worth A Read

Here is the official Filmmaking Stuff list of the top 3 filmmaking books! (I didn’t put them in order. Rather, I just listed the one’s that really resonate with me.)