What Is Your Film’s Competition? Everything.

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As a filmmaker, unless you’ve got a pocket full of superfluous cash and you’re setting out to make a one-off passion picture that never needs to earn its budget back, film is a business. And as is the case with all businesses, you need a plan that includes a thorough understanding of your market and your competition. You need to know how to engage your audience. Anytime … [Read more...]

How Do I Sell My Movie On Amazon?

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If you ever asked yourself: How do I sell my movie on Amazon, you are not alone. One of our Filmmaking Stuff readers wrote in, asking some very good questions about how to find a VOD platform and how to choose a website domain. Here is the question: I have had one frustrating year of trying to launch my film for sale onto the internet and I am really interested in what … [Read more...]

VOD Submission Prep

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As a filmmaker, getting your movie into the various VOD marketplaces takes way longer than it should. The reason for this is simple. Every platform including iTunes, Amazon, NetFlix, Hulu and The Watchbox and Chill all want great content. The delivery standards required by some of these platforms are so high, that if even one frame is messed up, your title will be rejected! … [Read more...]

DVD Distribution Is Dead

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Do you remember retail DVD distribution? Do you remember walking into a video store and renting a video? Those days are gone. The demise of retail DVD distribution means that you can no longer depend on some video rental chain to buy 5,000 copies of your DVD. The advent of the internet and the rise of internet movie distribution means that your movie is no longer a physical … [Read more...]

Streaming Movies is OK If…

The other week I went on a minor rant about filmmakers hellbent on streaming movies from their movie website. And after some very thoughtful feedback, the truth is (as much as I hate admitting this) I realized I may have made an error. In my article, I mentioned that most customers will feel more comfortable watching movies on established platforms, such as Hulu, iTunes, … [Read more...]