Posts Tagged ‘film distribution’

94 – 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 Outside the Box Office joined us for this week’s episode of TDL.  And it was one of the most engaging, honest looks at film distribution out there!  …

92 – 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 more) make up the overall funding for doc filmmakers.  Amidst, all of the dialogue and concentration on other, sometimes more obvious, avenues of fundraising like crowdfunding, grant funding,…

72 – Direct Distribution for Your Documentary with Christopher Rufo

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 more options than ever for the doc filmmaker, it’s hard to know which ones may be best suited for us.  Or if, in fact, self-distribution may,…

52 – 5 Things to Look For in a Fiscal Sponsorship + Conversation with The Film Festival Doctor

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 we take a look at 5 things that can help you decide who might be a good fit as your fiscal sponsor. We discuss:…

42 – How Our Docs Can Make the World a Better Place + BlackBox founder, filmmaker, Pat McGowan

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 with the big boys of content distribution like Amazon, Netflix, and YouTube?   Well, film/tv industry vet, Patrick McGowan, believes…