Can You Make Money With Digital Distribution?

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One of our Filmmaking Stuff readers asked: "Can you make money with digital distribution?" "As a filmmaker, I would like to make a living making movies. There is all this talk about selling movies online, but I can't find any numbers to reflect how many films people can sell on sites like Amazon, Hulu and iTunes. Can you help? I mean, can you make money with digital … [Read more...]

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...]

Film Distribution: New Rules For Selling Your Movie

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If you know a filmmaker seeking film distribution, you're in luck. We are going to share new rules for selling your movie. Before we talk about modern film distribution, a little context... Do you remember the old days of film distribution? I mean do you remember how it was just a few short years ago? Back then film distribution was controlled by a bunch of companies … [Read more...]

Film Distribution System

Film Distribution System

Independent filmmaking is often considered one of the riskiest businesses in the world. This is due, in large part to the inefficient nature of our business. Think about it. Indie film is one of few vocations where people create a product without any idea how they are going to market or sell it. Despite this reality, most indie filmmakers still make movies, subscribing to … [Read more...]

The Great Self Distribution Hoax

The Great Self Distribution Hoax

Do you want to know what really chaps my ass about self distribution? I get annoyed when I hear other filmmakers (and industry gurus) drone on and on about self distribution, as if it is a new concept or a last resort. Here's the deal. Anybody who is still talking about "self distribution" (as if it's a choice) is old school. For a little history lesson lets revisit the … [Read more...]