Filmmaking As Your Small Business

Filmmaking As Your Small Business

When deciding on a business, some people choose filmmaking. Other people open frozen yogurt shops. I should know. Thanks to the frozen yogurt shop (near my house), I've eaten a TON of frozen yogurt over the last year. And without mentioning the business, it sure seems like the owner of the shop is passionate about Yogurt, just like you and I are passionate about … [Read more...]

Name My Filmmaking Book Contest

I have been writing a filmmaking book. It outlines the whole modern moviemaking philosophy - and originally I thought I would stay with the modern moviemaking theme, and possibly call it "Confessions of a Modern Moviemaker." The title is fun because, historically books titled with the word "confessions" seem to intrigue readers... I also fear the title might be a little too … [Read more...]

Filmmaking eZine and Free Tools

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Video on demand has forever changed the ways independent movies are made, seen and sold. And if you've not yet made a feature, you might wonder why this is important to you. I get excited about Video On Demand and the various popular internet marketplaces like iTunes and Amazon because movie distribution is no longer discriminatory. This means that you can actually … [Read more...]

Movie Marketing: Are Film Festivals Losing Relevance?

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Filmmakers often utilize film festivals as a way to get their work seen and hopefully sold. And while acceptance to top-tier festivals is super exciting - the reality is, many filmmakers do not get in. As a result, many of these semi-dejected filmmakers take a shotgun approach to their festival strategy. They start applying for most every regional and local film festival, … [Read more...]

Filmmaking or why modern moviemakers should not ask permission

I did it again. I refined a concept and wrote a business plan. I made the pitch. I got a warm reception and now months have gone by with radio silence. If you're into filmmaking and you're also trying to get projects off the ground - I understand what you're going through. The ongoing question I get: "How will this make money?" While it's safe to provide projections - any … [Read more...]