If you’ve been reading filmmaking stuff for any length of time, you know how much I avoid the words “self-distribution.” The reason I dislike the term is because it makes filmmakers lazy. It implies that somebody else is out there, ready and willing to distribute your movie. While this was the case many years ago, video on demand has changed everything.
Here is a quick question for you: What do Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith and Stanley Kubrick have in common? Through the course of their careers, all of them have built a platform. Audiences know them and know their work. And the name recognition has created leverage in the marketplace. If you plan on getting your movies seen and selling, you need to start building a platform, so you can establish your brand and become a rockstar to your audience.
If you are in Santa Monica on Saturday, you should stop by the video on demand film market and seminar. I will be joining a film distribution panel with several encoders and video on demand aggregators. Our goal is to share valuable information related to the mechanics of getting your movie seen and sold.
After the seminar, you will be able to participate in the VOD Film Market. During this time, you can meet with industry professionals to discuss your own movie distribution strategy. I plan on hanging around for a bit – so make sure you come with your questions.Here is info:
Aero Theatre – 1328 Montana Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90403
VOD SEMINAR (SELF DISTRIBUTING YOUR FILM)
Learn how to self distribute your media from the top distribition professionals in the VOD industry (e.g. bitMax, Gravitas Ventures, Distribber) (12N – 1PM) Free Event
VOD FILM MARKET
After the seminar, the VOD Film Market is where VOD industry professionals meet with filmmakers to discuss content distribution and network. (1P – 2PM) Free Event
If you cannot attend the event, no worries. Take a few minutes to check out the independent producers guide to digital self distribution. You will have three packages to choose from depending on your own distribution needs. Go here: www.HowToSellYourMovie.com