The world of movie distribution is a tough place. After fighting and sweating to finish a movie you’re in your head and physically exhausted.
You prefer to take a break and rest, but you can’t because finishing a movie is only half the battle. It’s time to enter the world of movie distribution.
Movie distribution is a tough place for filmmakers new to the slow. It’s hard to change off the creative mind to deal with the business side of selling movies 123 movie.
What I’ve learned the hard way is the movie distribution really starts with promoting and marketing a movie.
Social media is an inexpensive way to get the word out about your movie and create a killer viral buzz online.
It’s cool to go the film festivity option to get your movie seen by viewers and potential film buyers, but over the years from talking to other filmmakers there is a common feeling that the film festivity scene is too packed now.
You. Okay. filmmaker Wayne Daniells from LiarDice Films laughed and said his last trip to The Cannes International Film Festivity was a callous feeding madness.
There were a glut of movies and producers were fighting to get the attention of movie distributors.
All in all Wayne expressed that it was a waste of time and money pitching his film there. I’ve heard the same opinion from other filmmakers that are frustrated with the film festivity scene and no longer find it as an alternative way to secure movie distribution.
I know like the direct route of contacting movie distributors to see if they’re interested in being sent a screener. This is where it helps if you have already been promoting and marketing your movie online using social media.
Movie distributors are interested in acquiring movies that already have a strong online presence.
I’m strictly speaking from a true independent movie perspective. Studio room budget movies are an entirely different animal when it comes to the world of movie distribution.
When it comes to movie distribution for an indie produced film the way it normally happens are independent producers and filmmakers take the risk making the movie without any guaranteed movie distribution deal in place.
They often have to shop it around to sell it. That has been the experience so far. I’ve never created content with a movie distribution deal in place.
It’s like writing a script on spe.