Name, Name, Name!

I’ve been working on getting international distribution for my feature film, Bounty, and have run into many obstacles that have revealed some very important things to apply to my next film. I have been turned down by distributors such as Sony Pictures, Lionsgate, New Wave, Indican for international distribution for a few reasons but one specific one: the lack of names attached. Not only is it important to attach named talent to your film but it is essential to have a marketable film. [...]

Phase 1: Distribution

Not often do we think of distribution as where to start. It would appear that because distribution is the last thing involved in making a movie that it would theoretically come last. This way of thinking, unfortunately, is what gets most filmmakers into trouble. [...]