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Think back to a time in filmmaking history when your greatest challenge was actually making a movie. At least the idea seemed easier. For those of you new to independent movie making, let's review. In the past, many first time feature filmmakers were driven by something I call "The Sundance Model." This is the idea where filmmakers went out, acquired or wrote a … [Read more...]

Movie Sales Funnel | Sell Your Movie PT 4

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Filmmaking is changing. Like it or not, if you want to make a living making movies, you need to learn about the business side of independent movie making. And if this is your first time on filmmaking stuff, you are reading step 4 of a 7 part series on How To Sell Your Movie On iTunes, Amazon and Netflix For Maximum Profit. So picking up where we left off, once you have … [Read more...]

Is Traditional Movie Distribution Dead?

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If you are subscribed to the filmmaking stuff podcast, you probably already know my thoughts on movie distribution. In a few years VOD will be the primary method by which movies will be seen and sold. With this belief, there will come a day when there is no delineation between your TV and the internet - which means you'll be able to upload your feature into popular … [Read more...]

Filmmaking Stuff News For 2011 Early

Hi Filmmakers, If this is your first time visiting Filmmaking Stuff, welcome! For those of you who have been a member of the Filmmaking Stuff community for some time, hello again! I'm writing you from my home in Laural Canyon. For those of you who don't know this part of Los Angeles, I'm in the canyon between the Hollywood Hills, and within walking distance to Jim Morrison's … [Read more...]

Indie Filmmaking As Your Business

If you've been following Filmmaking Stuff for some time, you probably know that this site really pushes non-permission based filmmaking. This concept means that if you're a filmmaker with ambition and a dream, you should not hesitate... You should not wait for Hollywood to give you permission - but rather, you should pick up a camera and Make Your Movie Now! For some of … [Read more...]