Documentary Film Distribution with Jon Reiss No one knows documentary film distribution in quite the way that film distro wizard, Jon Reiss does.  The founder of Hybrid Cinema and author of film distribution Bible, Think…

How to Fund Your Film: The Individual Donor An often overlooked aspect of film funding is the individual donor.  Which is kind of surprising, given that statistics tend to show that 50 percent (and sometimes…

3 Tips for Documentary Distribution Online   You just finished your documentary. These have been enlightening years of research and pre-production. You and your team invested money and concentration during several weeks of shooting to…

Direct Distribution for Your Documentary Film The topic of film distribution is, perhaps, one of the most requested topics that we’ve ever had for the podcast. And it’s no wonder. While there may seem like…

5 Things to Look For in a Fiscal Sponsorship The fiscal sponsorship is one of the more critical aspects of a doc filmmaker’s success when seeking funds for their film.  And in our opening segment…

In this increasingly growing world of content creators, but ever shrinking world of actual distributors who allow you to retain at least some rights to your work, how can the independent documentary filmmaker best work…

First Documentary Film Over the past few months I’ve received a number of requests for a show dedicated to how one goes about making their first documentary film. And the truth is, I could probably…

Tune in to our second conversation with a documentary industry person, this time award-winning filmmaker, Lydia B. Smith.  At the heart of the show is her use of a remarkable grassroots campaign that propelled her…