Theatrical Releases: Direct Booking vs. Booking Services (and which is more profitable)

Ever since posting last week’s podcast on releasing your film on $0 budget, I’ve been contemplating the effect a theatrical release has on digital distribution. It turns out theatrical is a major driver for digital sales….but to what extent is the question? Theatrical releases are expensive and time consuming .. BUT they are also a […]

Releasing Your Film On $0 Budget – Can It Be Done?

One of the biggest fallacies over the last few years is that digital distribution is a cure-all for what ails the independent film business. As you may have come to the conclusion by now though - distribution isn’t the problem.Getting your film noticed in an over-saturated marketplace and actually making sales is the problem. I’ve had so many […]

5 Tips For Submitting To A Sales Agent

In last week’s post we talked about 5 Ways To Vet A Sales Agent (so you don’t get taken!) – but once you’ve figured that part out, how do you actually submit to the sales agents you’ve vetted? Great question! So I thought it would be a good idea to post a clip from July’s […]

5 Biggest Mistakes Filmmakers Make With Film Markets

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Having been a sales agent for the better part of my professional career, I’ve seen a lot of mistakes that filmmakers make when it comes to film markets. In this video I cover the 5 biggest ones…and costly mistakes to avoid. With AFM coming up, you’ll want to pay special attention here…enjoy! . . . […]

From Kickstarter To Broadcast Deal To Emmy Nomination

 A couple years ago a first time Writer/Director came to me for help with his very personal film that was trying to get into production. You know, the usual story of trying to raise a million bucks to make his first movie. I worked with this filmmaker one-on-one through my Film Market Consulting program and together we […]