5 Movie Industry Success Tips

Movie Industry Success

Living in Los Angeles, I have met countless would-be filmmakers who move here with great film career expectations, only to be chewed up and spit out. The reason most Hollywood hopefuls fail is because they don't have a long term, solid plan for movie industry success. 5 Movie Industry Success Tips To help you avoid common pitfalls, I put together 5 tips for movie industry … [Read more...]

Media Mogul Phil Cooke Discusses the Importance of Branding for Filmmakers

Phil Cooke

As Curly said in City Slickers, “The secret of life is this, one thing, just one thing…” Or as Rusty said in True Detective, “Life's barely long enough to get good at one thing. So be careful what you get good at.” Finding your one thing is vital. But it’s also challenging. That’s why Phil Cooke wrote “One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do”. The Washington Post … [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 Finance Movies With VOD Sales Projections

VOD Sales Projections

Do you know the most popular question filmmakers ask me? I’ll give you a hint. It has to do with video on demand. Ready. . . Without too much variation, the most popular question is: “Can you provide some VOD sales projections?” I understand the motive behind this question. Believe me, I do. You’re a filmmaker. You either made an awesome movie and you’re … [Read more...]

How To Create a Film Website (So You Can Sell Your Movie)

film website

Your filmmaker website will go through two stages. The first stage of your film website is your pre-launch promotional stage. During this time, your film website will consist of your movie title, a synopsis and some fancy images that express what your are tying to accomplish. You should also include a blog. When we launched the film website for Toxic Soup, we focused on … [Read more...]