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?
As a filmmaker, unless you’ve got a pocket full of superfluous cash and you’re setting out to make a one-off passion picture that never needs to earn its budget back, film is a business. And as is the case with all businesses, you need a plan that includes a thorough understanding of your market and … [Read more...] about What Is Your Film’s Competition? Everything.
As a filmmaker, getting your movie into the various VOD marketplaces takes way longer than it should. The reason for this is simple. Every platform including iTunes, Amazon, NetFlix, Hulu and The Watchbox and Chill all want great content. The delivery standards required by some of these platforms … [Read more...] about VOD Submission Prep
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 … [Read more...] about Streaming Movies is OK If…