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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 your next movie. In both instances, learning about … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Online Movie Marketing Machine

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When I first got into filmmaking there was no talk of online movie marketing. After making a movie, every filmmaker I knew focused on one thing -  Landing a film distribution deal and then moving on to the next project. "We are going to sell our movie, and use that money to make our next movie." Back then many filmmakers also learned a hard lesson. Just because you made a … [Read more...]

DVD Distribution Is Dead

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Do you remember retail DVD distribution? Do you remember walking into a video store and renting a video? Those days are gone. The demise of retail DVD distribution means that you can no longer depend on some video rental chain to buy 5,000 copies of your DVD. The advent of the internet and the rise of internet movie distribution means that your movie is no longer a physical … [Read more...]

Indie Film Website For Your Filmmaking

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If you're like most filmmakers, you have a website for your movie. And odds are good you are trying to fit too much into it. So the first thing you need to do is remove all the distracting crap. Whenever I mention this at a talk, invariably someone asks me how to determine what's distracting? It depends on your website objective. When building a movie website, most … [Read more...]

Streaming Movies is OK If…

The other week I went on a minor rant about filmmakers hellbent on streaming movies from their movie website. And after some very thoughtful feedback, the truth is (as much as I hate admitting this) I realized I may have made an error. In my article, I mentioned that most customers will feel more comfortable watching movies on established platforms, such as Hulu, iTunes, … [Read more...]