When you finish your film, acquisitions executives will come out of the woodwork and ask that you hold off on promoting your film for 5-7 months while they try to drum up a deal. At first all the attention is super exciting. But if you're like many filmmakers, you may be surprised to find out that … [Read more...] about Secrets of Selling Your Movie Online (What Filmmakers Need To Know)
Do you remember retail DVD distribution? Do you remember walking into a video store and renting a video? Newsflash. Those days are gone. And the demise of retail DVD distribution means that you can no longer depend on some video rental chain to buy 5,000 copies of your DVD. The rise of streaming … [Read more...] about Warning: DVD Distribution Is Dead
Are you wondering "how do I sell my movie on Amazon?" You are not alone. As one of most popular online shopping destinations in the world, Amazon is a first stop for consumers looking to buy now. So it is no surprise why millions of people also buy movies via Amazon's Instant Video service. What … [Read more...] about How Do I Sell My Movie On Amazon?
When it comes to movie distribution, maximizing revenue is essential. And while iTunes and Amazon are popular first window transactional (TVOD) marketplaces, once the sales slow down, it may make sense to expand your reach. One platform that is gaining popularity is Hulu. Unlike transactional … [Read more...] about How To Sell Your Movie On Hulu
Yesterday I had breakfast with a studio executive from one of the Majors here in Los Angeles. Much of what we talked about revolved around changes in the movie industry and how many of the studio folks are slow to implement new ideas. With an estimated 30,000 to 50,000 independent movies flooding … [Read more...] about Changes In The Movie Industry