In this article, indie filmmaker Jason Brubaker explains the importance of audience list building and email marketing for movies.
Without a defined market or an established sales channel, it is difficult to justify financing, which makes it very difficult to pay cast and crew – which, by the way, makes it difficult to produce a movie.
Because distribution was once discriminatory, many first time independent feature filmmakers had to hold their breath in hopes their movies would get into a film festival, buil buzz, and (hopefully) garner a great distribution deal, complete with a cash advance. But that is an outdated model.
Surviving the Movie Industry in times of change is similar to surviving other industries going through change. Necessitated by the need for cash (survival), many of you will be forced to see the world as an entrepreneur. Even if you aren’t ready, you may have to learn how to produce your own profitable movies…
While modern distribution technology provides access to mainstream marketplaces, this shift represents new challenges. Find out how to sell your movie.
The first step in selling your movie (or movie idea) is to find your movie hook. This filmmaking article shows you how to sharpen your movie hook so you can make your movie remarkable.