I have raised more than $25 million in private equity from independent financiers to produce multiple feature films.
I see this all the time. Many filmmakers are so focused at making a film, but have completely ignored what to do once the film is finished. And this lack of preparation is one major reason why so many filmmakers fail to sell their films.
As a filmmaker, it is your responsibility to your investors, and to yourself to gain an understanding of film distribution. Having this knowledge will help you at any stage.
Even if you don't have a film yet, knowing about distribution can potentially help you close deals with investors. If you do have a film, you can formulate a plan on how to take it to the market and negotiate a favorable distribution deal.
Tom Malloy, Film Producer
- Tom Holland (Writer and Director)
- DJ Travis & Ellen Yee Say (Indie Filmmakers)