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 My Sell Your Movie Checklist

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

No-Budget Filmmaking: Rise of The Backyard Indie

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Like it or lump it, there are a lot of backyard indies being made each year. Thanks to inexpensive production technology, no-budget filmmaking is not only possible, but has become the norm for many first time feature filmmakers, web series producers, YouTube artists and short filmmakers. These days any filmmaker with passion and a story can make a movie. And unlike years … [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...]

Sell A Movie To Netflix

Sell a Movie To NetFlix

The world of indie filmmaking is abuzz with folks wanting to sell a movie to Netflix. And this is for good reason. With over 30 million subscribers, getting your movie into the platform would represent exposure. As a result, many filmmakers have been leaving messages at my office like this: I want to sell a movie to Netflix! I just want you to know that I don't care about … [Read more...]