Digital Self Distribution: How To Sell Your Movie Online

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Having spent the last few years working in film distribution, I can tell you the landscape is changing. Instead of crossing fingers for an awesome distribution deal, entrepreneurial filmmakers now have options for taking ownership over their products and reaching audiences directly. In response, smart distributors are keen to work with filmmakers who, aside from having a … [Read more...]

The Secrets of Successful Online Movie Advertising

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If you want to be a successful filmmaker, you better learn a thing or two about online movie advertising. The reason I emphasize online movie advertising is because most movies end up in some sort of video on demand platform. And because many of the most popular platforms exist online, selling movies on the internet is very similar to selling anything online This means … [Read more...]

Filmmaker Jason Brubaker Gets Punched Out By LA Producers Over Video On Demand Sales Projections

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When I published my article on leveraging VOD sales to finance your movie, I had no idea that a simple internet marketing formula for filmmakers would be such a polarizing issue. I can't tell you how many Los Angeles based movie producers responded negatively through email. One guy even told me my grammar sucked. So to clarify, I was not trying to ruffle any feathers. I … [Read more...]

Movie Distribution Company

For those of you who have completed your feature film, one of the biggest challenges you have is finding a movie distribution company and a great deal. I am currently working on the release of our first feature documentary called Toxic Soup and I can tell you that things are changing daily out there. The world of distribution as we once knew it - well, it's gone. Fortuantly, … [Read more...]

Sell Your Movie

Lasky's Original Studio, AKA The Barn --  Image via Wikipedia If you've made a movie or you're working to make your movie (and I hope you are), you might also be thinking about how you're going to sell the sucker. I mean, despite the fact that filmmaking is fun there is a business component to it. If you fail to think in terms of Return On Investment (ROI), then getting … [Read more...]