How am I going to sell my film?
SELF DISTRIBUTION 101
So you finally finished your film. The months, if not years of blood, sweat, and pain is over, or is it? Now you ask yourself "How am I going to sell this thing and how can I start making money with my baby?"
In today's distribution landscape you can use a traditional distributor or try to self-distribute your film. If you are interested in accessing premium platforms like iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Netflix, Hulu, Cable VOD, and others, you will have to work with a distributor or aggregator.
The key with self-distribution is keeping your ownership of the film property. Signing away your rights only makes sense if you are getting an amazing distribution deal.
Many distributors and aggregators work on a revenue-share basis. They get your content onto popular platforms. Then these companies keep between 15% and 50% of any money your content makes over the length of the deal.
What are the different types of Video on Demand?
UNDERSTANDING VOD PLATFORMS
You can make money self distributing your film.
INCREDIBLE SUCCESS STORY
We all hear that self-distribution is the future for indie filmmakers. Build an audience and make a film for that audience but finding real world examples of a “true” indie film breaking $1,000,000+ using that model is tough.
Well, I’m happy to introduce you to Range 15, the indie film that not only made $1 million selling on iTunes and Amazon but generated $3 million+ to date, and growing. Take a listen to this podcast and discover how Nick and his team did it.