Is Traditional Movie Distribution Dead?

Traditional Movie Distribution

A few years back, I produced my first feature film. The movie was rough, but good enough to get us a few distribution offers. But upon reading the fine print, none of the offers seemed like good deals. It was clear we were living in a traditional distribution paradigm. Make a movie, get into festivals, get noticed, get distribution, get screwed in the process. At the same … [Read more...]

Can You Make Money With Digital Distribution?

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One of our Filmmaking Stuff readers asked: "Can you make money with digital distribution?" "As a filmmaker, I would like to make a living making movies. There is all this talk about selling movies online, but I can't find any numbers to reflect how many films people can sell on sites like Amazon, Hulu and iTunes. Can you help? I mean, can you make money with digital … [Read more...]

7 Lies Film Distributors Like to Tell Filmmakers

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Independent film distributors are great if they offer you a decent deal for your movie. And having spent the greater part of my career in distribution, I can tell you there are (still) many great film distributors out there, working to do the right thing. The problem is, distribution also has a fair share of sleazy, fast talking hotshots more concerned with selling you the … [Read more...]

Download My Sell Your Movie Checklist

Sell Your Movie

Film distribution is changing fast. What worked in the old days, doesn't work anymore. And if you're looking for information on how to sell your movie, you've come to the right place! Since you're reading this article, I'm guessing you are one of two types of filmmakers. Either you made a movie or you are working towards making your next movie. In both instances, learning … [Read more...]

How To Sell Your Movie On iTunes

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If you are asking yourself "how do I get my movie on iTunes?" you're not alone. In the past the process of getting your movie on iTunes was challenging. But that has changed. Gone are the days when you need to ask for permission to access iTunes. How Do I Get My Movie On iTunes? Step 1 - Watch Out For Film Distributor Shenanigans If you spend time in film festivals, … [Read more...]