Scoring your film can have a sort of mystical power over the mind. The perfect song paired with picture can make you cry, as can the wrong one. But finding the right music for your film can be a major hurdle, especially if you’re an indie filmmaker on a budget.
Having spent the last few years working in film distribution, I can tell you the landscape is changing. Instead of crossing fingers for an awesome distribution deal, entrepreneurial filmmakers now have options for taking ownership over their products and reaching audiences directly.
A film press release is a marketing tool. And it’s a one to two page document that tells media outlets about something that’s newsworthy. In terms of a movie this could be a crowdfunding campaign, casting calls; screenings or festival wins.
Are you thinking about doing a self distribution film campaign? Are you ready to ignore all those bottom feeding film distributors who don’t care about you or your movie? Do you want to plan out a self distribution film campaign so you can get your movie seen and selling?
When I got started in filmmaking, one of the biggest mysteries was how filmmakers found investors. I spent countless weeks and months seeking answers to the age old question: “How do I raise money to make my movie?”