Film Distribution: Top 10 Rules for Success
When filmmakers go out into the world to try to sell their indie film it can be a bit dangerous. The shark infested waters that make up film distribution can be brutal. Since I’m now going down the same dangerous road with my film This is Meg, I decided to write up a few rules I found useful over the years when it comes to film distribution.
- Split Up Your Rights
- The Bigger the Deal the Less Control You Have
- Cap Your Film Distribution Expenses
- The Middle Men – Beware of the Deal
- Nothing is Guaranteed
- Cost vs Sale or R.O.I.
- Film Festivals Help…Sometimes
- Beware of Exclusive 5 Year Distribution Contract
- Don’t get caught with your pants down in Post Production
- E/O Insurance…gotta have it
I go into great detail about the list below in the podcast episode so take a listen. I hope to have the transcript for this episode up by next week. Happy selling.
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
- “This is Meg” Trailer
- IFH 090: Life After Winning Sundance with Diane Bell
- IFH 017: Digital Distribution on VOD with Linda Nelson
- Filmmaking Podcast (Leave an iTunes Review)
- VideoBlocks.com – (IFH Discount SAVE $50)
- Werner Herzog Filmmaking Master Class
- Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class
- Hollywood Screenwriting Directory
- Final Draft 10
- FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)
- INDIE FILM SYNDICATE Filmmaking Community
- IFH’s Online Film School
- Six Secrets to get into Film Festivals for FREE!
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