Untapped Crowdfunding Site For Filmmakers

As a filmmaker, one of the challenges you face is how to finance a film. When I was starting out, things were much different. Back then, if you wanted to finance a movie, you had to cross your fingers and wait for someone to grant you permission... The problem is, many people in Hollywood are still waiting for someone else to give them permission. Permission to make a movie. … [Read more...]

Crowdfunding and Independent Movie Distribution

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A few weeks back I gave a talk and was surprised that many filmmakers in attendance had never heard of crowdfunding. If you are one of those filmmakers, crowdfunding provides you with the ability to reach out to your social networks and solicit your contacts for financial sponsorship. Crowdfunding and Independent Movie Distribution In this "many to one" funding model, … [Read more...]

The Secret Society Of Modern Indie Filmmakers

Earlier this week, Sheri Candler was spreading word of mouth about a test screening of Gary King's indie film musical:  How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song. So I did something I haven't done for awhile - I got out from behind my computer screen to meet and mingle with some new filmmakers face-to-face. As the lights dimmed and Gary's movie flickered across the screen, I … [Read more...]

Crowdfunding To Source An Audience for Your Filmmaking

If you've been reading Filmmaking Stuff for any length of time, you've probably noticed I talk a lot about "sourcing an audience." And after having a discussion on the topic with one of my clients, it occurred to me that most filmmakers have no idea what I'm talking about. So let me break it down. In the old days, making, marketing and selling your movies required that … [Read more...]

Filmmaking Success Tips For Sourcing An Audience

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Because of an eroding DVD market, the modern moviemaking model dictates that you (as a filmmaker) must treat your independent movie business just like any other small business. YOU have a product (your movie) and YOU must sell your product. In order to sell your product, you must find a customer and convince them that your movie is worth more than their money. Obvious … [Read more...]