Has it been your dream to have one of your films being distributed in theaters? This can be a grueling process. You start planning your film, then you produce it and then there’s no assurance that your film will make it to the theaters or not. I asked people in the industry who know better than I do, and they say that 99% of all movies produced will NOT make it to theaters. That’s quite disheartening. But wait… there is hope. And it wouldn’t be EntreFilmmaker if we would just walk away and accept this discomforting truth.
Interviewing Eric Bugbee
Today I share with you an interview with a feature film director who just closed a deal to get his film distributed here in the U.S. and internationally. It’s also his first film, and therefore it makes it even more interesting for me how he actually did it. His name is Eric Bugbee, and his film is an awesome BMX film called “Heroes of Dirt”.
Do you you have goals? Are you an over achiever? Are you working overtime on your career? One of my biggest challenges is not having enough time for all the things that I want to do. I have a family with 4 kids, running a film production company, I blog, podcast and serve G-d. Now the problem is that I try to optimize my time as best as I can. Really. I shave off every unnecessary item in my life. But more often then not I’m bugged with all the tedious repetitive minute tasks like replying to the same questions that I get in emails and the associated tasks with it. Tell me honestly, how often do you wish you could just press a button and you would be done with the “busy” work that gets thrown at you on a daily basis?
Since I started EntreFilmmaker a few months ago, so many filmmakers and video pros write me over and over again how they are either frantically looking for work, or are simply out of business. They say they have to work side jobs like waiting tables or at working at Walmart for minimum wage. I’m not kidding you. This really pains me because I think since the social media explosion, the need for video has trippled. No video person in this day and age should be out of work.So, how can it be that people don’t make ends meet in such a lucrative market like film and video production?
Thomas and I are getting ready for a King – Fu fight.
In this EntreFilmmaker MasterSeries Episode I got all the cool hacks from one of the top super – niche filmmakers. In this video he will walk us through his process in finding a moneymaking super – niche. He shares where to find the most lucrative clients and how to get them to choose you as their go-to person for all their video advertising needs.
His super – niche is so “thin” that he has virtually no competition in making multiple 6-figures. Wouldn’t it be cool if you would work on projects with budgets that make challenging and fun film production possible?
Let’s do this.
Are you making a film right now? Or did you already produce one? Did you get it distributed or does it still hang out on the shelves and collect dust? This can be a super frustrating situation: You spent so much time and money getting your film made, and now it’s sitting there and collecting dust. One of the biggest issues in our filmmaking community is that we produce films with passion, but only a very small percentage of movies actually gets distributed, let alone makes money.
Jason and I have a blast 🙂
Today’s guest gives us amazing insights on how to work around and work WITH the film distribution system. We go into detail on how you can be better prepared, make smarter choices and leave your competition behind when it comes to successful film distribution.