Digital Self Distribution: How To Sell Your Movie Online

digital-self-distribution

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...]

No-Budget Filmmaking: Rise of The Backyard Indie

no budget filmmaking

Like it or lump it, there are a lot of backyard indies being made each year. Thanks to inexpensive production technology, no-budget filmmaking is not only possible, but has become the norm for many first time feature filmmakers, web series producers, YouTube artists and short filmmakers. These days any filmmaker with passion and a story can make a movie. And unlike years … [Read more...]

3 Tips How To Make Money In Filmmaking

Make Money In Filmmaking

The other night I puked a little in my mouth. It was just a little puke. It was the sort that burnt a bit, resulting in bad breath I couldn't quite brush out... And the whole mess came after I read some BS article from a "filmmaking guru" (who will remain unnamed here) talking about some old fuddy duddy way to make money in filmmaking. The information was outdated, … [Read more...]

Three Tips On How To Target Your Target Audience

Find Your Target Audience

Having spent time at the major film festivals, I can tell you that having an audience (also known as a large email subscriber list) is currency. It gives you power. But before you get into the mechanics of growing your audience - You need to first figure out how to find your target audience. In fact, you need to target your target audience even before you write your … [Read more...]

Five Tips For Marketing Your Movie (Before You Make It)

Are You Marketing Your Movie

If you're like most filmmakers, you're not thinking about marketing your movie. This is probably because you don't yet have a movie... So why would you think about marketing your movie? But that thinking is lazy and wrong. You are creating a product. Your product is your movie. And unless you understand how you will reach your audience and sell your movie, you are … [Read more...]