What is Your Filmmaking Niche?

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In movie marketing, there is this phrase I really like: "Marketing to everybody is marketing to nobody and niches will make you riches." And while not every movie is guaranteed success, it is much easier to find your audience when you choose a filmmaking niche. What is a filmmaking niche? It's making a movie for a small slice of a larger audience. For example, let's say you … [Read more...]

How To Generate Movie Ideas That Sell

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A few weeks back I was at my dentist. We got to talking about movie ideas. And she immediately started telling me about some story she's been writing for close to a decade. That wouldn't be too bad, except I'm paying her to drill my teeth. And her story sucks. Well, let me clarify... I didn't actually read her screenplay. For all I know the execution could be … [Read more...]

How To Sell Your Movie Idea

Sell Your Movie Idea

If you want to sell your movie idea and actually get your movie made, you need to stop procrastinating and take action. To do this, start the process by breaking your BIG filmmaking project into small, manageable chunks. How do YOU plan on taking your movie project from script to screen? Do you plan on finding prospective investors outside of Hollywood to fund your … [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...]

Refine Your Trailer

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Think back to a time in filmmaking history when your greatest challenge was actually making a movie. At least the idea seemed easier. For those of you new to independent movie making, let's review. In the past, many first time feature filmmakers were driven by something I call "The Sundance Model." This is the idea where filmmakers went out, acquired or wrote a … [Read more...]