Why Do Filmmakers Need A List?

Filmmakers must build their own audience list

Like it or not, many social networking sites run the risk of going out of vogue. So as a filmmaker, if you are working to build a relationship with your audience - From day one, you will want to migrate your fans off the social networking sites and get them into your own email, mailing list. For this, I recommend using a reputable third-party email marketing service such as … [Read more...]

Free Marketing Advice For Filmmakers

Given the erosion of traditional movie distribution sales channels, as a filmmaker you must now find your target audience wherever they hang out and then get them to know you, know your work, and hopefully pay money to watch your movie. In the past, filmmakers never had to worry about sourcing an audience because the entire movie industry operated like a big factory. … [Read more...]

Keven Smith talks Movie Distribution

I love Kevin Smith's attitude towards modern movie distribution. If you're like most independent filmmakers, what Kevin was able to accomplish from his days of Clerks has been amazing. Back then, he not only dreamed the Sundance Dream, but he realized the dream. The Sundance dream is the idea that you will make your movie, get into Sundance, sell your movie and live happily … [Read more...]

How Do Filmmakers Compete?

With video on demand distribution and the emergence of several new VOD aggregators, independent movie distribution has become non-discriminatory. This means ALL filmmakers can access the marketplace without asking permission. While this is exciting, it now means the market is flooded with content. Couple this paradigm shift with the demise of DVD sales channels, and you'll … [Read more...]

Filmmaking eZine and Free Tools

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Video on demand has forever changed the ways independent movies are made, seen and sold. And if you've not yet made a feature, you might wonder why this is important to you. I get excited about Video On Demand and the various popular internet marketplaces like iTunes and Amazon because movie distribution is no longer discriminatory. This means that you can actually … [Read more...]