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...]

How To Make Your Movie Rise Above The Noise

Rise Above The Garbage

Working in film distribution, I can tell you that everything is changing. Production is getting cheaper and easy access to the marketplace is the norm. This is an exciting time to be a filmmaker. Paradoxically, because more and more movies are getting made each year, this is also one of the most challenging times for making money as a filmmaker. We are experiencing a market … [Read more...]

How To Find Movie Investors

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A lot of filmmakers are looking for movie investors. Many of these filmmakers are looking for movie investors in the wrong place. Living here in Hollywood, I can tell you that most hopefuls hold the misguided belief that there is some secret list of movie investors who can't wait to hand over hard earned cash to filmmakers. And the truth is, these places exist. And they … [Read more...]

Future Of Filmmaking: Will You Be Replaced By A Robot?

Future Of Filmmaking

In case you haven't noticed, filmmaking is changing. And the future of filmmaking is now. In years past, if you wanted to make a movie, you had to raise enough money to not only cover the film and equipment, but you paid for your DP, your camera operator, someone to pull focus, someone to load the film, someone to lay dolly track and someone else to push your dolly. If … [Read more...]

Three Tips On How To Target Your Target Audience

Find Your Target Audience

Having spent time at the major film festivals, I can tell you that having an audience (also known as a large email subscriber list) is currency. It gives you power. But before you get into the mechanics of growing your audience - You need to first figure out how to find your target audience. In fact, you need to target your target audience even before you write your … [Read more...]