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”.
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.
You know, I was following Brian for over 8 years. The first time I noticed Brian when he was featured at the Apple Final Cut media page with his company MediaStorm. Apple chose him because of his enormous creativity in telling a story with photography, video and audio. It’s not really news or magazine coverage but rather under published topics in a tremendous visual and sonic artistic style.
When I started my interview series here at EntreFilmmaker he was amongst my top three people that I wanted to interview and finally we got to meet and I got the privilege to ask him all those questions that have been piled up over those many years. Honestly, when I grow up I want to be a Brian Storm or having build a company like he did 🙂
In this part of EntreFilmmaker’s interview series, we continue with the second part of Daniel (or Danny) Kaufman’s interview. He talks about:
1. career killers to avoid
2. what leadership skills you need
3. what strategies you should employ in order to move forward with your film career
4. how you might want to start out as an aspiring director
5. how to select the “right” clients to further your career
Interview with Hollywood Director Daniel Kaufman
If you missed out on the amazing first part of this interview, you can go back here and watch it.