3 Little-Known Factors That Could Affect Your Film Distribution Deal

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Landing a killer film distribution deal is all about reducing risk and increasing the potential reward for a prospective distributor. The problem is, most filmmakers never think about this stuff until it's too late. As a filmmaker it is important to remember that you are creating and selling a product. Yes, your movie is your product. And like any entrepreneur you must plan … [Read more...]

5 Questions For Indie Film Funding

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Finding Indie Film Funding is one of the most challenging aspects of getting your movie made. While there are many reasons that prevent you from closing the deal, if you find your pitch is consistently rejected, you may need to take a look at your marketing plan. While I am sure your plan cites how a half-dozen comparable (successful) movies were sold and distributed, most … [Read more...]

How To Generate Movie Ideas That Sell

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A few weeks back I was at my dentist. We got to talking about movie ideas. And she immediately started telling me about some story she's been writing for close to a decade. That wouldn't be too bad, except I'm paying her to drill my teeth. And her story sucks. Well, let me clarify... I didn't actually read her screenplay. For all I know the execution could be … [Read more...]

Who Is Your Target Audience?

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The other day I posted this question to our Facebook Filmmaking Stuff community: "Who is your target audience?" The responses were varied. Filmmakers chimed in with everything from "tweens" to "adults over 30." Many filmmakers responded with the word: "Everybody!" While I love the enthusiasm, without much exception, defining your audience by age or gender is extremely … [Read more...]