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...]

Download The Modern Moviemaking Movement

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If you are looking for filmmaking information, make sure you download your free copy of the Modern Moviemaking Movement. In this guide, ten of Hollywood's most innovative filmmakers provide insight on how to navigate the ever changing world of Independent filmmaking. Topics covered in this book, include how to write your script, how to raise the money and also, how to … [Read more...]

Movie Sales Agent Screw Up

I can't go into details. I won't mention names. But as a filmmaker, it is emails like the one quoted below that make me go bonkers. I can't believe something like this can happen... But it does: "...I finally spoke to the (confidential television network) today and as it turns out the contract was never signed.  As you know without a signed contract we can't argue anything. … [Read more...]

Sell Your Movie For Maximum Profit

If you're already a seasoned feature filmmaker, take a moment and think back: Do you remember when the idea of making movies seemed like a far away dream? Do you remember when you first got the idea for your movie? Do you remember Your first day of production? Do you remember your first screening and how well everyone loved your work? That happened to me with my first … [Read more...]

How To Make A Living Filmmaking

Recently a question posed by filmmaker Ben Rock over at Neptune Salad gave me a good reason to think about (and share) my filmmaking business philosophy in detail. Here is the question: "Is there a way to make enough money on any kind of self-distribution that a filmmaker can repay investors and eek out a middle-class existence?" I felt like this question required a … [Read more...]