The New Model of Filmmaking

The New Model Of Filmmaking

As a filmmaker, it is no longer enough to simply make a great movie and sell it off to the highest bidder. Lower production costs coupled with the rapid surge of distribution opportunities means that in order to succeed, you need to start viewing yourself as an entrepreneurial filmmaker. This is the new model of filmmaking.  Filmmakers must now take a more comprehensive … [Read more...]

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...]

Stop Crying About Filmmaking

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For a very long time the barriers to entry have prevented most filmmakers from having a career outside of Hollywood. And while one can argue that independent filmmakers have always existed, even the most independent of filmmakers relied on traditional Hollywood distribution vehicles to get movies seen and sold. But those days are gone. Stop Crying About Filmmaking You no … [Read more...]

MovieMaking Tools

If you're looking for moviemaking tools, here is my list of top picks: 1. Free Filmmaking Book: This free resource provides you with some basic, no fluff filmmaking information. Additionally, you'll also get onto my super cool filmmaking mailing list. (It's what all the cool filmmakers read.) www.FreeFilmmakingBook.com 2. Modern Moviemaking Movement: A few months back, I … [Read more...]

Google Gets Into Movie Distribution

Google is taking over the world. So it's no surprise that the company would get more and more involved in indie media distribution and create a marketplace for music and movies. Our friends over at No Film School provide a very detailed overview. To read the rest of the article, go here  >> I'd like to thank one of our modern moviemakers, Joe Ort for forwarding this … [Read more...]