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...]

Selling the Movie You Haven’t Made

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For years I’ve said that the best part about going to the movies is the very beginning. No, not the opening credits, I’m talking even before that.  When the mega studio logo slowly resolves on the screen and you hear the familiar anthem letting you know something special is about to happen. The movie might be complete rubbish from that point on. But for a few short moments … [Read more...]

Independent Film Budget

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Creating an independent film budget requires that you get very creative. Unlike studio productions, most independent filmmakers do not have unlimited resources. Instead, most indie filmmakers will quickly realize that their budget is out of their price range. If this is you, here are some tips for reducing your independent film budget. Looking at the initial budget, is there … [Read more...]

Filmmakers Network

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I finally had an experience that reinforced the importance of your filmmakers network. Over the past six months, I've been working to put together a pretty big deal. When successful, what I am building will add significant value to independent filmmakers. And last week I met with two people who could decide my fate. While building rapport, I found out that the gentleman was … [Read more...]

Film Finance In Europe

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Travel to Europe and you will find many independent filmmakers are feeling the pinch brought on by the lack of public funds, subsidies and traditional ways to finance movies. As a result, producers that relied on these funds must now find different ways to finance movies. I personally know various EU producers who believe that the sky has fallen and everything is over. As … [Read more...]