In some place in the back of your mind, when you reach for your credit card, you find yourself thinking: “I can afford this. Someday I’ll make my movie and sell it for a gazillion dollars. And then I’ll pay off my bills…”
Sooner or later the filmmaking bug hits you. . . It’s like a far off voice or compulsion. But like breathing, for the serious independent filmmaker, the need to make a feature is always present.
Most filmmakers either they understand the studio business or they understand indie filmmaking. But what about filmmaking as your next small business?
In this guest filmmaking article, documentary filmmaker Faith Fuller shares tips on how to avoid the top five mistakes made in documentary funding. Read this article and fund your documentary.
In this filmmaking article, film finance expert Tom Malloy shares tactics on how to get a movie made, with the 5 essential strategies you need to succeed.
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 audiences, it was picked up, marketed and sold.