FREE Marketing Advice For Filmmakers

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Today I am supplying free marketing advice to filmmakers. (On this website, I usually always provide free advice of some sort.) And before you read another word, know this: The marketing tactics I'm about to share only work for smart, ambitious, entrepreneurial filmmakers. So if you're still living in a 1995 filmmaking paradigm,  stop reading now. I'll see you when your … [Read more...]

What is Your Filmmaking Niche?

filmmaking niche

In movie marketing, there is this phrase I really like: "Marketing to everybody is marketing to nobody and niches will make you riches." And while not every movie is guaranteed success, it is much easier to find your audience when you choose a filmmaking niche. What is a filmmaking niche? It's making a movie for a small slice of a larger audience. For example, let's say you … [Read more...]

Top 3 Reasons You Won’t Make It In Hollywood (And What To Do About It)

Make It In Hollywood

As a filmmaker, taking action is everything. But sometimes this is easy to say, but tough to execute. Over the past year, I have been getting a bunch of emails from Hollywood hopefuls who want to make movies or write screenplays or do something. But for some reason (insert YOUR idiotic excuse here) these people think they need an agent or someone to give them permission to … [Read more...]

Filmmaking As Your Small Business

Filmmaking As Your Small Business

When deciding on a business, some people choose filmmaking. Other people open frozen yogurt shops. I should know. Thanks to the frozen yogurt shop (near my house), I've eaten a TON of frozen yogurt over the last year. And without mentioning the business, it sure seems like the owner of the shop is passionate about Yogurt, just like you and I are passionate about … [Read more...]

No-Budget Filmmaking: Rise of The Backyard Indie

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Like it or lump it, there are a lot of backyard indies being made each year. Thanks to inexpensive production technology, no-budget filmmaking is not only possible, but has become the norm for many first time feature filmmakers, web series producers, YouTube artists and short filmmakers. These days any filmmaker with passion and a story can make a movie. And unlike years … [Read more...]