How To Finance Movies With VOD Sales Projections

VOD Sales Projections

Because distribution was once discriminatory, many first time independent feature filmmakers had to hold their breath in hopes their movies would get into a film festival, buil buzz, and (hopefully) garner a great distribution deal, complete with a cash advance. But that is an outdated model.

How To Promote a Movie: Case Study for Soldiers of Paint

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In this guest filmmaking article, producer Doug Gritzmacher outlines the grass roots movie marketing strategy his team utilized for Soldiers of Paint A lot of filmmakers are asking me how to promote a movie. It was about a year ago while on a trip in Acadia National Park that I received a call from First […]

Film Industry Insights

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Seven years ago I drove out to LA to dive into the mainstream film industry. Since that time, I have come up with three major insights I would like to share with you.

Promoting Your Movie Online

If you are promoting your movie online, you need to create a simple website. You should have a trailer, an about page, a buy now button, links to your social networks and an easy way for someone to sign up for your audience list.

How To Create a Filmmaker Website

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The first step in getting your movie company website established, involves reserving a domain name and hosting. For example, if you have a title for your movie, you need to go out and reserve your website address names. These addresses are called domain names. And the names you pick will be influenced by the name of your movie…

Filmmaking eZine and Free Tools

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I get excited about Video On Demand and the various popular internet marketplaces like iTunes and Amazon, is because movie distribution is no longer discriminatory. This means that you can actually control your own business and marketing plan.

Filmmaking Seminar Los Angeles

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For Los Angeles based fimmakers looking to take their show to business, I recommend checking out the next Norman Berns workshop. In this full-day, hands-on instruction, you will gain experience on scheduling, budgeting, business plans, ptiching, fundraising and distribution.

Feature Filmmaking Advice

If you’re an ambitious writer, I’m going to tell you a secret. There is no better feeling in the world than the day you stop sending query letters and instead, you start producing your own work. For years and years, you have dreamed about seeing your work on the big screen. You know you’re good. So why ask for permission?