Expect The Best Outcome For Your Movie

Expect The Best Outcome For Your Movie

If you do not expect the best outcome for your movie, you should quit filmmaking. But even with all the optimism in the world, crappy stuff happens. I suggest you create a Plan A, Plan B and Plan C. As an indie filmmaker, a lot of factors can negatively impact your shooting schedule. Rainstorms, unavailable cast and crew, traffic and the occasional meltdown of your crazy … [Read more...]

Film Fundraising: 5 Crowdfunding Mistakes to Avoid

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In this guest filmmaking article, filmmaker Brad Kageno shares what he learned with his crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and provides you with 5 Crowdfunding mistakes to avoid... Film Fundraising: 5 Crowdfunding Mistakes to Avoid As I type this, I am halfway through my Kickstarter campaign for my feature I Hate You.  We're about one-third of the way toward our goal, … [Read more...]

Showbiz Expo

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. Some of the film distribution topics I cover are: How to drive traffic to your movie website. What all filmmakers must know about trailer … [Read more...]

Advertise Your Movie on StumbleUpon

When you're in the middle of the filmmaking process, you probably aren't thinking about ways to advertise your movie online. I want to provide you with a little secret:  Advertise your movie on StumbleUpon StumbleUpon is a social bookmarking tool that allows people to share interesting websites with their StumbleUpon  networks as well as Facebook, Twitter and email … [Read more...]

Streaming Movies is OK If…

The other week I went on a minor rant about filmmakers hellbent on streaming movies from their movie website. And after some very thoughtful feedback, the truth is (as much as I hate admitting this) I realized I may have made an error. In my article, I mentioned that most customers will feel more comfortable watching movies on established platforms, such as Hulu, iTunes, … [Read more...]