Before You Finance Your Movie

One of the toughest challenges you have is getting money to make your movie. Part of why this is challenging is because you have no idea how you are going to sell your movie. Without a clear plan on how you will market and sell your movie, you do not have a business – you have a hobby.

Movie Distribution FAQs

The whole world of movie distribution is changing. This is important because the success of you movie depends on distribution. Given the deterioration of DVD sales channels, to become successful as a filmmaker, YOU are now responsible for sourcing, engaging and selling your movie to your intended target audience.

Movie Distribution

When talking about movie distribution, I am often asked if filmmakers should still consider finding a traditional theatrical or DVD distribution deal. My answer to that question is simple: If you have an offer and you’re happy, it’s a deal.

How To Find Your Movie Niche Audience

If asked who your target audience is, you may be tempted to say, “My movie is appealing to everybody.” And I’ll say – Everybody is nobody…

Why Do Filmmakers Need A List?

Filmmakers must build their own audience list

Like it or not, many social networking sites run the risk of going out of vogue. So from day one, you will want to migrate your fans off the social networking sites and get them into your own email, mailing list…

How To Promote Your Movie On Facebook

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As a filmmaker, you need to be promoting both yourself and your movie via Facebook. Assuming you already have a personal profile, you know the site allows you to easily stay in touch with friends, have conversations with co-workers and find pictures of your ex-girlfriend. But from a promotional perspective, Facebook is a powerful tool for filmmakers…

Free Marketing Advice For Filmmakers

I HIGHLY recommend that you use a reputable 3rd party email marketing company to manage your audience list. While there are some great companies out there, over the past three years, I have utilized a service called Aweber. This is a reputable email marketing company…

What is Your Filmmaking Niche?

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Since both iTunes and Amazon are internet marketplaces, it makes sense that most of your movie sales will come via the internet. And as a result, you will need to make sure people actually know your movie exists.

Modern Filmmaking Business Plan

Most filmmaking business plans are stupid. Why? Because most filmmakers have no idea (especially first time filmmakers) how to project a return on investment. Don’t feel bad. It’s not your fault.

Facebook Streaming Movie Distribution

Facebook movie streaming distribution

There was a time when filmmakers needed to ask permission to make movies. There was a time when filmmakers had to find some sort of gatekeeper with access to distribution and, subsequently, an audience. But things have changed.