Just a few short years ago, film distribution was controlled by a bunch of companies that safeguarded access the marketplace. As an independent filmmaker, if you were lucky enough to garner a distribution deal, odds were good the deal was crappy. As a first time feature filmmaker, this was my experience. And after receiving countless […]
In this guest filmmaking article, producer Doug Gritzmacher outlines the grass roots movie marketing strategy his team utilized for Soldiers of Paint A lot of filmmakers are asking me how to promote a movie. It was about a year ago while on a trip in Acadia National Park that I received a call from First […]
If you’ve been visiting filmmaking stuff for any length of time, you know that I am rather bullish on the ways new methods in film distribution is shaping our industry. Never before have audiences been so fragmented. And never before have filmmakers had the vast array of distribution tools available. There is no doubt that […]
When news of our first feature went viral, thousands of raving fans flooded our website. At the time we were Ill-equipped to handle the influx. We had no lead capture system in place and our social media strategy was non-existent. And because we were so focused on landing a dream distribution deal, we had no idea […]
The American Film Market (AFM) going strong this week in Santa Monica, California. The conference offers filmmakers the opportunity to hob-nob with over 8,000 other industry professionals. If you never attended AFM, it is like no other industry trade show. In most industries, you at least wait until the evening to party. But at AFM, […]
One of our Filmmaking Stuff readers asked me a question worth sharing: “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 […]
If you are planning to attend the Showbiz Expo, make sure you check out my talk on “How To Sell Your Movie Without The Middle Man.” I go on at 11AM and will provide some valuable tips on how to get your movie seen and selling.