If you’re looking to sell your movie idea and actually get a movie made, you need figure out how to break your BIG filmmaking idea into small, manageable chunks. You then need to decide if you are going to make a living within or outside of the Hollywood studio system. But regardless of which route you take, here are five steps for making your movie more than an idea…
As a filmmaker your success depends on your ability to produce film ideas that sell. And unless you…
Since both iTunes and Amazon are internet marketplaces, it makes sense that most of your movie sales will come via the internet. And as a result, you will need to make sure people actually know your movie exists.
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?
Take a look at your trailer. Is your trailer congruent with your hook and the marketing elements we covered earlier? If not, I suggest you recut and refine your trailer to make sure your marketing message is consistent. In doing this you will have to find the balance between showing enough to sell your movie and giving away so much that you spoil the story. And since your movie trailer will be posted on various websites, you should also add a title card with a link to your movie website.
For those of you who are adding your own thoughts to the Modern Moviemaking Manifesto, what I’m proposing is easier said than done. It is easy for me to talk about the success of our first feature. It is much more difficult to admit that our second feature bombed miserably.