In a more-perfect world of Independent Film Distribution, iTunes would open the flood gates and allow all feature filmmakers to upload their work. However, at the time of writing, getting your finished feature film into iTunes is still a pain in the butt. With few exceptions, the company seems to favor traditional distributors over the indie producer. So if you one day dream of having your movie viewed on someone’s iPhone, you’ll still have to find a middle-man ask permission…
Traditional film distribution has been disrupted. Digital has replaced physical and video on demand has become the primary way to sell your films. These days you have options. You may choose to sign a traditional deal or you can leverage digital aggregators to get your film into popular platforms like Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, FandangoNOW, Netflix and more. So before you decide on your film distribution strategy, make sure you take time to research your options. The following articles will help you.
When I published my article on leveraging VOD sales to finance your movie, I had no idea that a simple internet marketing formula for filmmakers would be such a polarizing issue. I can’t tell you how many Los Angeles based movie producers responded negatively through email. One guy even told me my grammar sucked.
In this filmmaking article, we share tips on how to create a film website so you can attract targeted traffic and sell your movie.
When it comes to distributing your film, you’ll quickly find a bunch of fuddy-duddies telling you that you need to win a major festival like Sundance to be successful. The problem with this is obvious. Very few filmmakers actually get accepted into major festivals. Heck, very few filmmakers actually get a good distribution deal. So […]
Are you looking to sell a movie to NetFlix? In this filmmaking article, producer Jason Brubaker discusses the pros and cons of selling your movie to NetFlix
Film distribution deals work to benefit film distributors. If you don’t believe this, read over your distribution agreement and follow the money. If you look close, you’ll quickly realize that first monies out go to the distributor. And the second monies out also go to the distributor for recoupable expenses. If there is anything left […]