Modern Filmmaking Business Plan

Most filmmaking business plans are stupid. Why? Because most filmmakers have no idea how to project a possible return on investment. Don't feel bad. It's not your fault. Until five years ago, distribution was discriminatory, abusive and monopolistic. As a result, the old business model for indie filmmaking relied heavily on some 3rd party, middle-man distribution … [Read more...]

Facebook Streaming Movie Distribution

Facebook movie streaming distribution

The old model of independent filmmaking has made many traditional filmmakers into a bunch of wimps. As a result, wimpy filmmakers talk about DIY as if it's a new concept or a bad word. But step out of the indie world for a bit, and you realize that other (more traditional) businesses do it themselves. There are many reasons for our wimpy attitudes. As filmmakers, we have … [Read more...]

Marketing A Movie

Filmmakers aren't like normal business people. Marketing a movie is not considered part of the normal day-to-day process. But in other industries, marketing is just an aspect of business. This makes a lot of sense. In the old days, your success as filmmaker depended on your ability to create an unproven product. And if your product (or in this case, your movie) did well with … [Read more...]

Make Your Movie Now

As a filmmaker, I think the idea of producing your own work is good. I don't really believe in asking anyone for permission to make my movies - including traditional industry executives or other producers. I see this in Hollywood all the time. People have an idea for a movie, but instead of trying to create their own movie business, they spend days, weeks, months, and … [Read more...]

Sell Your Movie For Maximum Profit

If you're already a seasoned feature filmmaker, take a moment and think back: Do you remember when the idea of making movies seemed like a far away dream? Do you remember when you first got the idea for your movie? Do you remember Your first day of production? Do you remember your first screening and how well everyone loved your work? That happened to me with my first … [Read more...]