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The Filmmaking Stuff Podcast

English, Cinema industry, 1 season, 306 episodes, 2 days, 17 hours, 57 minutes
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Get the latest trends, tactics, and thought leadership on film funding, film producing, and film distribution.
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The 3 Types of VOD Platforms Every Filmmaker Must Know

Welcome to the Filmmaking Stuff podcast with Tom Malloy, an action-packed podcast where we share filmmaking tips and strategies! In a fast-paced digital age where traditional release windows are now complex due to the rise of VOD (Video on Demand) platforms, filmmakers need a robust strategy to maximize their movie's revenue. Dive in as we decode various VOD platforms and the significant role they play in a movie's distribution strategy. In this episode, we explore the concept of 'windowing', a release schedule one must follow. Violating this pattern can negatively affect the potential for monetizing your movie. We delve into the intricacies of these windows and why it's crucial not to "break" them. For instance, if you release on Transactional Video on Demand (TVOD) such as Fandango or Apple TV first and then aim to release it in theaters, it's not going to work. Once a window is opened, you cannot retreat. We demystify the three types of VOD - TVOD, SVOD (Subscription-based VOD - e.g., Netflix), and AVOD (Ad-based VOD - e.g., Youtube). Each type serves a different function and can impact your movie's distribution and profits differently. We also share insights on the possible mistakes filmmakers make when releasing films on these platforms, emphasizing the need for sequential release (windowing) rather than simultaneous release across all platforms (shotgunning). By following a targeted windowed release pattern, filmmakers have the potential to maximize revenue on every platform. Whether you're working with a sales agent, distributor, or self-distributing, understanding these release patterns is paramount to your film's profitability. So set on a journey with us as we navigate the complex world of VOD distribution in the Filmmaking Stuff podcast. Don't forget to subscribe for interesting stories, tips, and tactics that will help push your filmmaking boundaries!
5/22/20245 minutes, 47 seconds
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3 Pitch Mistakes that will Tank your Movie (and how to avoid them)

Welcome to another episode of the Filmmaking Stuff podcast, with your host, Tom Malloy. In this action-packed episode, Tom shares the three most common movie pitch mistakes that could ruin your chances of securing funds for your project. He emphasizes the critical importance of pitching to investors and provides actionable tactics to avoid potential pitfalls. Tom shares his experiences from hundreds of pitch meetings, highlighting the importance of knowing your investor, preparing your project, and maintaining high energy throughout the pitch. Providing practical examples, Tom discusses the challenge filmmakers face when they're unaware of their investors' interests and preferences, or when they pitch an unprepared project. Tom lays bare the often-overlooked importance of energy levels during the movie pitch process. He explains why a low-energy pitch can kill the deal, even with a solid project. He discusses the crucial importance of maintaining enthusiasm and passion during your pitch so that the investor feels your excitement and shares in your vision. Tom encourages you to master the art of pitching, as this can secure the funding your film deserves. Remember to check out the Filmmaking Stuff podcast for more tips, tactics, and inspiring stories in your filmmaking journey.
5/15/20246 minutes, 21 seconds
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Rejection to Producer: How I Broke Free and Made My Own Film

In this empowering episode of the Filmmaking Stuff podcast, Tom Malloy, a seasoned filmmaker, shares his experience from over two decades ago when his script was held hostage by an unscrupulous producer. He details the deception, the broken promises, and the eventual tough decision that saw him take control of his script and his destiny. Tom opens up about his early days as a young actor and budding filmmaker; falling prey to a manipulative producer who was all promises but short on action. This producer quickly became the executer of his script's fate, wreathing himself around it like it was his own. He had control on casting, execution, and even production. But the saga ended in deceit, leaving Tom with precious lessons on contracts and undermining his creative vision. The heart of the story is Tom's shift in mindset. In the face of disappointment, he found resilience, picking himself up and reorienting his focus towards achieving his dream. He shares the liberating moment when he reclaimed his intellectual property, released his grip on lost opportunities and walked away from false alliances. Tom, now an emblem of DIY filmmaking in Hollywood, tells how he channeled his painful experiences into a horror film script titled "The Attic", which later featured big-name stars. His journey underscores the importance of staying true to oneself and understanding that all one needs to kickstart an ambitious project is a determined mindset and one's existing resources.The episode is an encouraging cheer to filmmakers dealing with setbacks and a testament to how setbacks can reposition one's trajectory upward. This episode is a must-listen for filmmakers at any stage, especially those who've given control of their film to a producer. Also for those looking to get started, this episode provides a reservoir of motivation to overcome fears and self-doubt. It compellingly shows that no budget or famous cast is required to kickstart one's filmmaking journey. So why not pull up a chair, listen in and get ignited for your next filmmaking adventure? Happy listening!
5/8/20245 minutes, 39 seconds
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From First Draft to Film-Ready: Perfecting Your Screenplay

In this episode of the Filmmaking Stuff podcast, host Tom Malloy explains the often misunderstood process of screenwriting. Dispelling the myth that a screenplay is ready after the first draft, Malloy tells new screenwriters that industry executives demand polished scripts reflecting professional standards. The first completion of your screenplay is just the rough 'garbage' draft. Now comes the hard work of rewriting and polishing it. Malloy compares screenwriting to sculpturing. The first draft is just a big rock. Your task then is to shape this into a recognizable form in the rewrite, and then go back a third time to add defining details in the polishing phase. These make up the real first draft. An understanding of this process is paramount for all screenwriters, even the most celebrated and successful ones. They do not simply type 'The End' and then send off their work. They rewrite and polish. Beware of the danger of sharing your 'garbage' draft with others. You only get one chance to impress; people are generally unwilling to dedicate extra time to reread your script. Your polished screenplay is what opens doors in Hollywood. So, make sure your first read counts. For more tips on transforming your initial draft into a market-ready script, follow the Filmmaking Stuff podcast. And remember, the journey to creating a great screenplay requires grit, patience, and continuous honing of your craft. Give every read your best shot! And for more information on Screenwriting, go to: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com/write-your-screenplay-info/
5/1/20244 minutes, 57 seconds
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Unlocking the Power of Trade Publications in the Filmmaking Industry

Join host Tom Malloy in this episode of the "Filmmaking Stuff" podcast for essential tips on how to get your film featured in top industry trade publications like Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and Deadline. Discover the power of press releases, the importance of timing, and how knowing the right people can make all the difference. Whether you're an independent filmmaker or an industry veteran, learn how to boost your career by making sure the right people see your work. Don't miss out on practical advice for getting your film the attention it deserves in the competitive world of cinema. Subscribe for more insights and take the steps to make your movie now!
5/1/20245 minutes, 37 seconds
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WARNING: Jumping on Trend in the Movie Business, is it Smart?

Tune into the latest episode of the "Filmmaking Stuff" podcast with host Tom Malloy as we dive into the tricky waters of following trends in the film industry. Discover why trying to jump on the latest movie trend might not be the best strategy and how timing is everything. Learn from stories shared by industry veterans about the highs and lows of chasing the next big thing and why sometimes, creating your own unique path could lead to greater success. Whether you're an aspiring filmmaker or a seasoned professional, this episode offers valuable insights on staying ahead in the fast-paced world of cinema. Don't forget to subscribe for more tips and stories to inspire your next film project.
4/24/20245 minutes, 49 seconds
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Making Micro-Budget Films That Shine

Welcome to another exciting episode of Filmmaking Stuff podcast. In this episode, we are delving into the world of creating brilliant micro-budget films. Our host, Tom Malloy, shares insights on how can you make your movie stand out, even with a limited budget. Citing examples from successful low-budget films like 'Blair Witch Project' and 'Paranormal Activity', Malloy discusses the importance of bringing a unique perspective to your movie. He emphasizes the opportunity to experiment and innovate when working with a micro-budget, highlighting a recently made film 'Skinnamarink' as an example of uniqueness in storytelling. Consequently, this uniqueness can happen when filmmakers take familiar concepts and tweak them a little, creating something entirely special and distinct. Moreover, Malloy asserts that filmmaking should never compromise on quality, regardless of budget constraints. Relating his personal experiences on co-financing three micro-budget movies, he encourages the dedication to improve the script and tell a good story from the ground up. In addition to this, he introduces his video series 'The Backyard Blockbuster Blueprint', which provides tips on making a low-budget film look like it costs much more than it actually does. He addresses common misconceptions regarding micro-budget films, reaffirming their potential to be full-fledged feature films, rather than just minimalist productions. He concludes the podcast episode with a call-to-action to all filmmakers: focus on creating movies you're proud of, irrespective of the budget size. That, according to him, is the true formula for making a micro-budget film that truly shines. 📌 Check Out the "Backyard Blockbuster Blueprint" Series: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com/backyard-blockbuster-blueprint-info/
4/10/20246 minutes, 8 seconds
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Can You Profit from Short Films?

In this episode of the Filmmaking Stuff podcast, host Tom Malloy discusses the potential market and the inherent value of producing short films. Tom explains that the value of short films isn't necessarily about profit. Instead, short films present an opportunity to gain experience and create a 'calling card' as a filmmaker. Aspiring directors should approach their short films like a test run or a teaser of their intended feature films. The genre should reflect that of the intended feature film, allowing audiences to gauge the director's aptitude in a specific area. However, Tom warns against investing heavily in these mediums, suggesting that such funds could be better invested in a feature film. Moreover, Tom shares key marketing strategies for short films, like leveraging film festivals and using popular platforms like YouTube. He also highlights the benefits of presenting a consistent genre throughout, thus helping potential investors visualize the intended feature film. Despite limited income avenues, the true profit of short films lies in kickstarting and enriching one's filmmaking career. He concludes that filmmakers should graduate from short films and aims at producing feature films, where more sustainable profit lies. A short film, therefore, serves as a stepping stone towards that goal, and its fundraising should resonate with this objective. Tune into this episode of the Filmmaking Stuff podcast to gain insightful filmmaking knowledge and strategies from seasoned professional, Tom Malloy. Key Highlights: The Real Purpose of Short Films: Gain insights into why making short films should focus on creative expression and career advancement rather than profit. Budgeting Wisely: Learn why investing $50,000 to $150,000 in a short film might not be the best approach and discover alternative strategies. Genre Consistency: Understand the importance of aligning your short film's genre with your future projects to build a cohesive portfolio. Leveraging Short Films: Find out how short films can serve as a director's calling card, increase your chances of entering major film festivals, and attract potential investors and producers for your next project. 📌 Check Out the "Backyard Blockbuster Blueprint" Series: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com/backyard-blockbuster-blueprint-info/
4/3/20246 minutes, 17 seconds
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Crafting Your Personal Film

Every filmmaker has a unique story to tell. If you're wondering how to bring your vision to the screen, this episode is for you. We'll guide you through the process, from initial concept to final cut, ensuring you have the tools and knowledge to create a film that truly resonates.
3/20/20246 minutes, 19 seconds
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Profitable Producing: Making Money in Movies

So you want to make money in movies? It's not just about the glitz and glamour. In this episode, we dive into the nitty-gritty of turning your passion for film into a profitable venture. 
3/13/20247 minutes, 18 seconds
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WARNING: Do NOT Send your Screenplay Out with Grammatical Mistakes!

Do NOT send out your screenplay with grammatical mistakes!  It signals to the reader that you’re an amateur and you haven’t put the effort into your writing. 
3/6/20246 minutes, 14 seconds
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Behind the Screens: Unveiling EFM 2024

Dive deep into the heart of cinema with "Behind the Screens: Unveiling EFM 2024," your essential podcast episode for exclusive insights and highlights from the European Film Market in Berlin. This episode brings you closer to the pulse of the film industry, providing a comprehensive recap of the most prestigious marketplace for movie rights, production, and distribution. We transport listeners directly to the bustling halls of the Berlinale, offering a front-row seat to the latest trends, groundbreaking deals, and emerging talents shaping the future of film.
2/28/20247 minutes, 32 seconds
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The First Step in Making a Movie

You want to take the first step in making your movie.  What is it?  What is the absolute first thing you must to do get things moving?
2/21/20245 minutes, 55 seconds
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Laurels on a Movie Poster

Laurels - the logo with the little branches that advertise what film festival you’ve been in.  Do Laurels Help on a movie poster?  Do they help with marketing the movie in general?
2/14/20246 minutes, 37 seconds
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When is a film "Real?"

When is a film “Real”?  That’s a buzz word that a lot of people in the industry use when a film is actually greenlit and moving forward.  Today we’re talking about when you can finally call a film “real.”  
2/7/20247 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Sundance Lie

Unlock the truth behind the Sundance Film Festival dream in this eye-opening episode of The Filmmaking Stuff podcast. Join host Tom Malloy as he exposes 'The Sundance Lie,' unraveling the myths surrounding indie filmmakers' aspirations. Discover the harsh realities, unexpected twists, and the lottery-like odds of gaining recognition at Sundance. Learn why banking on this festival as a shortcut to success is a risky business plan and explore smarter strategies for film markets. Subscribe now for actionable tips and inspiring stories on making your movie a reality. Take action and make your movie now!
1/31/20245 minutes, 47 seconds
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Investing in Low-Budget Movies

Ever think about investing in movies? Ever wonder what movie investors want? In this episode on film funding, we're all about investing in low-budget movies. Join us as we lay out straightforward tips, tactics, and support for anyone interested in putting their money into indie films. It doesn't matter if you're just starting in film investing or looking for backers for your next project. We've packed this episode with actionable advice to help your investment journey go smoothly. We’ll dive into the strategies for evaluating film potential, mitigating risks, and the truth about movie profits. Get ready to unlock the secrets of film investing in the dynamic, creative world of indie movies.
1/24/20246 minutes, 50 seconds
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How To Find The Right Film Distributor

How do I find a distributor for my movie? That's the question we get a lot. And in this episode, movie producer Tom Malloy shares simple, yet effective tips on finding the right film distributor for your movie. Tom highlights the need to know what makes your movie special and to look for distributors who are interested in that type of film. He recommends the importance of attending of markets and how to network with distributors and sales agents. Give this a listen, and make sure to share it with a filmmaker friend.
1/17/20247 minutes, 11 seconds
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Small Crew Big Movies

In this Filmmaking Stuff Podcast episode, you'll learn the essentials of producing a movie with the leanest team possible.  Tom Malloy takes you through filming a simple scene like a family dinner, demonstrating how you can achieve cinematic quality regardless of your budget.  You'll understand the importance of critical roles such as the director-cum-camera operator and audio, and how to handle lighting effectively even with minimal hands on deck. This episode is about maximizing efficiency and quality with a skeleton crew, teaching you to focus on what matters - the final product on screen.  Ideal for filmmakers working with tight budgets, this session will equip you with practical skills and insights to make your film project a success.
1/4/20244 minutes, 38 seconds
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Want To Sell Your Movie?

In this episode of the Filmmaking Stuff Podcast, 'Simply Selling Your Film,' you'll discover the essentials for successfully marketing and selling your independent film.  Learn how choosing a marketable genre and maintaining a realistic budget can significantly impact your film's success. Understand how having a recognizable cast or influencers can enhance your film's appeal and marketability. You'll also uncover the crucial role a compelling script plays in attracting a strong and talented team. I'll guide you through the intricacies of navigating prominent film markets like the American Film Market and the European Film Market.  These platforms are vital for connecting with sales agents and distributors. This episode is tailored for indie filmmakers like you seeking to sell your film efficiently and effectively. 
12/28/20234 minutes, 59 seconds
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How To Build Movie Investor Trust

In this episode of the Filmmaking Stuff Podcast, we explore the steps needed to build trust with movie investors. We'll tackle the harsh truth about film investments - there's no guarantee of financial returns. I'll share my insights on how promising a quality film, rather than surefire profits, forms the bedrock of trust. We'll discuss strategies for your first film, the importance of partnering with seasoned producers, and how to avoid over-promising. This episode is packed with real-world advice for filmmakers at any level who want to approach film financing with honesty and integrity. Let's explore how to make your movie dreams real.
12/19/20235 minutes, 8 seconds
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Micro-Budget Movies: Rise Of the Backyard Blockbuster

Join Tom Malloy in this eye-opening episode of the Filmmaking Stuff Podcast, where we dive into the revolutionary world of micro-budget filmmaking. We're unveiling the Backyard Blockbuster Blueprint – a game-changing approach that empowers indie filmmakers to create extraordinary films without the hefty budget. Discover practical tips, insider tactics, and the secrets behind making your film stand out in today's competitive market. Whether you're a first-time filmmaker or a seasoned pro, this episode is packed with insights to transform your filmmaking journey. Tune in to unlock the potential of micro-budget movies and start making your cinematic dreams a reality
12/7/20237 minutes, 36 seconds
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AFM Insights: 3 Key Takeaways for Filmmakers

Join Tom Malloy as he breaks down his top three lessons from this year's American Film Market. Get the inside scoop on what's new in indie film, from funding to getting your movie out there and making connections that count. Whether you're making your first film or your fifth, tune in to get the real deal on making movies today.
11/8/20237 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 283: Navigating AFM with Tom Molloy

In this episode of Filmmaking Stuff Podcast, Tom Malloy offers his top strategies for attending the American Film Market (AFM), offering practical tips for filmmakers. Get AFM networking tips, learn how to avoid common pitfalls, and discover why this event in Santa Monica is essential for anyone serious about the business side of filmmaking. Whether you're new or a regular at AFM, tune in for Tom's tips on making the right connections in the indie film world. Subscribe and grab your Filmmaker Checklist at FilmmakingStuff.com
10/24/20234 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 282: MIPCOM For Filmmakers

In this episode, movie producer Tom Molloy takes you through MIPCOM, a key market in Cannes for TV and filmmakers. Learn why it's a big deal, especially for those with films not aimed for big theater releases. Tom shares his own tips on how to make the most out of the market, connect with the right people, and possibly sell your projects. Whether you're working on or selling a TV series or film, discover how MIPCOM can open doors for you in the global TV and film scene.
10/16/20235 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 281: From 9-to-5 to Full-Time Filmmaking

Ever feel trapped in your day job and dream about making movies full-time? In this episode, Jason and Tom Malloy get real about breaking free and diving into filmmaking, even when you’re clocking in from 9 to 5. Tom drops some gems on changing how you think about your "real job" and making time for your film passion. You’ll hear about: - Tom’s own jump from a regular job to a film career, no fluff, just the real journey. - Tips on seeing yourself as a filmmaker now, not waiting for some perfect moment. - Balancing the bills and your film dreams without burning out. Tom’s chatting with us right from a film set, proving it’s possible to live the dream. And if you’re feeling alone in the grind, remember there’s a whole crew of filmmakers ready to connect in the Tom Malloy Movie Producer Mastermind. We’re all in this together – let’s turn those film dreams into our day jobs! Hit play to get the lowdown – and don’t forget to subscribe for more straight talk on making it in movies.
10/12/202310 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep. 280: Finding Film Funding Sources

Jason and Tom have a conversation in this chat about the challenges of balancing a regular job while pursuing a career in filmmaking. Tom shares his insights on how changing one's perspective can be the first step toward turning their passion for film into a full-time career. It's not just about where you get your paycheck. It's about identifying yourself as a filmmaker and genuinely meaning it. This talk encourages those between their day job and their passion for film. It offers a fresh perspective on boldly stepping into filmmaking without neglecting their financial responsibilities. If you have ever felt torn between your job and creative aspirations, this conversation is worth listening to.
10/3/202311 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. 279: Need Film Funding? Remember This.

In this eye-opening episode of the Filmmaking Stuff Podcast, host Jason Brubaker sits down with film producer Tom Malloy to answer one of the most pressing questions for filmmakers: How do you finance a movie? With over $25 million raised for multiple feature films, Tom lays down a simple yet profound principle that took him many years to grasp fully: "Improve the Project." This mantra encapsulates the many elements that go into securing financing for your film. From attaching well-known actors to acquiring initial development funds, Tom outlines the key steps you need to take to make your project irresistible to investors.
8/29/20237 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep. 278: No Unsolicited Scripts? Do this.

Ever see "we don't accept unsolicited screenplays?" This episode is for you. Dive deep with Hollywood insider Scott Kirkpatrick and Jason Brubaker as they as they pull back the curtain on how to sidestep industry gatekeepers and get your screenplay on producers' desks. Discover the allure of 'goldmine genres' and navigate the intricate dance between Indie and Studio Hollywood. This episode gives you  actionable strategies to ensure your work lands in the right hands. Arm yourself with insider knowledge.
8/12/202339 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. 277: Multiple Streams Of Movie Income

Many movie producers focus solely on the one big feature film, hoping for a big payday. But what if there was a way to produce multiple streams of movie income between your bigger projects? This episode will help you think bigger with smaller projects.     
7/21/20235 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep. 276: The SEVEN LEVELS of Movie Producing

Dive into our latest episode where we decode Tom Malloy's SEVEN LEVELS of Movie Producing. From shooting your first micro-shorts to directing blockbuster franchises, we provide a succinct guide for filmmakers at every stage. Tune in for invaluable insights and practical advice to level up in the film industry.
7/14/202320 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep. 275: AI and Movie Producing: A Revolution with Scott Kirkpatrick?

On the latest episode of the Filmmaking Stuff podcast, Jason Brubaker dives into the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and its effect on the film industry with Scott Kirkpatrick, Executive VP of Co-productions and Distribution at Nicely Entertainment. Scott unpacks how AI can simplify film and TV production, yet he underscores the vital role of human creativity. AI isn't replacing us. It's helping us. The chat covers exciting territory, from AI-script generation to the tech's potential in content editing and virtual product placement. Notably, Scott flags the need to understand audience tastes. While AI can offer efficiencies, filmmakers must ensure they're at the heart of their stories. Scott wraps up by reminding us that storytelling is central to our humanity, and tech should amplify, not replace, that. Check out Scott's book "Mastering the Pitch" for brilliant tips on pitching creative work. Also, sign up for the Filmmaking Stuff newsletter to keep up with AI updates and other movie-producing strategies. Go here: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com  
6/21/202315 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep. 274: Cannes Recap: Producer Tom Malloy Shares Insights

Get ready for an exclusive interview with indie film producer Tom Malloy, fresh off his incredible journey at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival! Join us as we dive into Tom's invaluable insights, behind-the-scenes strategies, and untold stories from the event. With insider tips and the latest trends in movie production and distribution straight from the red carpet, this is an absolute must-listen for every aspiring filmmaker.
5/24/202315 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. 273: Future Of Filmmaking: Will A Robot Replace You?

Could AI produce movies on demand? In this episode, Jason Brubaker explores how advanced AI technology may revolutionize the film industry. "Imagine being able to select a genre, plot, and characters of the movie you want to watch. And in seconds, a film based on your preferences starts playing." Can machines truly crack the code of what makes a movie authentically engaging? Can they account for the happy accidents and the grit that shape the charm of cinema? Or will the human touch always be irreplaceable? Listen right now. And share this important episode with your friends.
5/23/20238 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep. 272: Unlocking Success at the Cannes Film Market

In this exciting episode of Filmmaking Stuff, join host Jason Brubaker as he dives into the captivating world of the Cannes Film Market. Discover valuable insights and insider tips from independent movie producer Tom Malloy. From navigating the bustling trade show floor to mastering the art of successful meetings, Tom Malloy shares his firsthand experiences and expert advice to help filmmakers like you make the most of the prestigious Cannes Film Market. Whether you're an aspiring filmmaker or a seasoned pro, this episode is packed with actionable strategies and valuable knowledge that will elevate your game in the international film marketplace. Tune in and get ready to unlock your success at the Cannes Film Market!
5/15/20239 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 271: How To Spot Hollywood Phonies

Are you tired of being fooled by phony movie producers? Do you want to learn how to spot them quickly and easily? In this episode, movie producer Tom Malloy shares insights and expertise on how to spot the telltale signs of a Hollywood phony. Listen now, and never waste time with these people again!
4/13/20230
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Ep 270: Networking Like a Pro: Tips for Building Lasting Relationships in the Movie Industry

Do you have a hard time making friends in the movie business? Do you go to networking events but not talk to anyone? In this episode, you'll gain tips on approaching important people and building solid relationships in the movie industry.
3/10/202311 minutes, 1 second
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Ep 269: European Film Market Recap: The Biggest Trends, Deals and Tactics

The European Film Market is a crucial event in the international film industry, and this year it was bigger than ever. In this episode, Tom Malloy shares the trends, deals, and tactics that work today, including some thoughts on why distributors have started producing their own content.
3/6/20239 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep 268: How To Navigate The European Film Market 2023

The European Film Market (EFM) is a key event during the Berlin International Film Festival. The EFM is one of the world’s largest and most influential film markets, providing an opportunity for filmmakers, producers, buyers, and sellers from all over the world to come together and do business. In this episode, film producer Tom Malloy shares his best advice on how to navigate the EFM.
2/15/202316 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 267: Why Yes Plus Time Equals No In Filmmaking

In this episode, we explore the idea that "yes plus time equals no" in filmmaking. In other words, you must take advantage of opportunities when they come up, or you may miss your chance and lose momentum. By following this advice, you can be more productive and produce more movies.
12/21/20226 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 266: The Top 5 Things That Attract Movie Investors

Are you looking to meet people who can potentially invest in your next movie? You need to know what they're looking for. In this episode, we'll discuss five things that attract film investors and help you get your project off the ground!
12/14/20228 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 265: AVOD Distribution Strategy: How It Works, Pros & Cons

With AVOD (advertising-supported video on demand), viewers can watch videos in exchange for watching advertising. This episode explores how AVOD works, the pros and cons of using this strategy, and some other tactics to consider.
12/7/20229 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 264: How Movie Producers Spend Their Downtime

Do you know what movie producers do when they're not making movies? In this episode, we explore different ways movie producers spend their downtime. 
11/29/20226 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep 263: 3 Tactics For Networking In The Movie Biz

In this episode, motion picture producer Tom Malloy shares three networking tactics you can use to establish and make the most of your relationships in the industry. No matter what business you're in, networking is key to success. But in the movie business, it's especially important. By using these three strategies that Tom outlines, you'll be on your way to making great connections that will help you get your movie made.
11/14/202211 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 262: 5 Tips For Attending The American Film Market

The American Film Market (AFM) is one of the largest and most important motion picture business events. It takes place each November in Santa Monica, California. This episode is for you if you are an independent filmmaker or want to get into the film industry. Tom Malloy shares five tips on making the most of AFM in it.
11/1/20228 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 261: How To Calculate Per Screen Average And Other Box Office Tactics - With Tom Malloy

In this episode, Tom Malloy discusses theatrical distribution. He talks about box office analysis and how to calculate per-screen averages. This information can help you plan a theatrical release for your movie that makes business sense.   For more information, check out Filmmaking Stuff HQ.
10/6/20229 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 260: 5 Facts Filmmakers Should Know About Theatrical Distribution

In this episode, Tom Malloy shares the five facts filmmakers should know about theatrical distribution. This is based on his next movie, which will be released in multiple theaters soon. 
9/30/20228 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 259: Get Your Movie Into Theaters

When it comes to theatrical film distribution, there are a lot of different ways to get your movie in front of an audience. In this episode, Tom Malloy discusses the theatrical distribution strategy he's using for his upcoming feature film.
9/10/202212 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 258: Filmmaking Success Motivation

In this episode, Jason Brubaker talks about filmmaker motivation. He discusses the importance of understanding your reason for making films and how to stay motivated even when life gets in the way.
8/19/20226 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 257: 2022 Movie Distribution Trends

Movie distribution is constantly changing. In this episode, you'll get an overview of the current movie distribution trends for 2022. This information will help you decide how to distribute your movie.
7/22/202210 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 256: What Is a MG In Film Distribution?

A minimum guarantee (MG) is the minimum amount of money a distributor will pay to acquire rights to a film. In this episode, film producer Tom Malloy explains the difference between a minimum guarantee and an advance, and how to improve your odds of negotiating a favorable MG with your next deal.
7/8/202211 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 255: FIVE Powerful Tips For Negotiating A Film Distribution Deal

As an indie filmmaker, you know how important it is to get your movie distributed. In this episode, Tom Malloy shares five powerful tips for negotiating a fantastic distribution deal. So whether you're developing your next film or currently in festivals, these tips will help you.
6/24/202215 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep 254: How To Get Hollywood Meetings

Many film producers find it hard to meet with writers, directors, investors, and other Hollywood heavyweights. Sometimes the quickest way to get a meeting is by cold calling. However, no one likes cold calling. In this episode, we share a hack that can help you get the meeting.
6/17/202210 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 253: What Does An Executive Producer Do?

The executive producer is the most important producer on a movie. They often provide the money and make decisions about how a movie gets made. In this episode, Tom Malloy shares his thoughts on why Robert Evans is the best producer of all time.
6/11/202213 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 252: 5 Tactics For Networking Without Being Creepy

Networking is key to success in the movie business, but it can be tough to do without coming across as creepy. In this episode, Tom Malloy shares five tactics for networking in the movie business without being creepy.
6/3/202214 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep 251: Cannes Film Market: 5 Major Takeaways Every Movie Producer Needs To Hear

The Cannes Film Market is a great place for movie producers and insiders. This year, the market had some great things to offer for anyone looking to produce films. In this episode, Tom Malloy shares five of the most important ones.
5/28/202213 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep. 250: How to Apply Rich Dad Poor Dad Principles to Film Producing

Robert Kiyosaki is a famous author and investor who has written a lot about personal finance. In this episode, we talk about ONE of the important lessons he teaches in his book Rich Dad Poor Dad that can be applied to filmmaking.
5/20/20228 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep. 249: Are NFTs The Future Of Hollywood?

NFTs (Non-fungible tokens) have the potential to change how the entertainment industry works. They can help content creators get more control over their work and how it is monetized. In this episode, we'll explore what NFTs are, how they work, and some of the potential implications for the entertainment industry.
5/13/202219 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep. 248: Cannes Film Market: What You Need to Know

The Marché du Film is an integral part of the Cannes Film Festival. Aside from screening some fantastic films, attending provides film producers with an excellent opportunity to meet and network with other industry pros. In this episode, film distribution executives Rob Deege, David Josh Lawrence, and Tom Malloy of Glasshouse Distribution provide a comprehensive guide to the market.  
5/6/202220 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep. 247: Warning! Negative People Can Wreck Your Filmmaking

If you want to have a successful career in the entertainment industry, it is essential to surround yourself with supportive and positive people. These people will help you achieve your goals and be there for you when things get tough. In this episode, film producer Tom Malloy explains how he avoids negative people and deals with obstacles to move forward with his movie projects.
4/29/202213 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. 246: Overcoming Fear And Resistance In Movie Producing

Many people are afraid of producing a movie because they are worried they don't know enough or will never be good enough. But it is important to remember that there is no such thing as perfection. In this episode, film producer Tom Malloy shares his best strategy for getting things done.
4/23/202221 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep. 245: The Path To A Successful Film Producing Career

So, you want to be a film producer? The path to success can take many forms. In this episode, Tom Malloy shares his advice on how to grow credibility for a long-term career in the movie industry.   Be sure to check out Filmmaking Stuff HQ: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com/
4/1/202217 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. 244: The 5 Benefits of Making A Short Film

Making a short film can be a great experience. The process can help you hone your storytelling skills and creativity. And the finished product can be a great way to showcase your talent to the world. This episode discusses the five benefits of making a short film. Be sure to check out Filmmaking Stuff HQ: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com/
3/25/202216 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 243: European Film Market 2022

The European Film Market is held every February in Berlin, Germany. Like other film markets, the event offers a place where people in the film industry can meet. The market attracts people who finance, produce, and distribute movies. As a result of Covid, this year's EFM is a virtual event. And veteran film producer Tom Malloy stopped by Filmmaking Stuff to share his experience. - - - - Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
2/10/202210 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 242: How To Quit Your Job And Make Movies

If you're looking for ideas on how to quit your job and make movies, you're not alone. In this episode, film producer Tom Malloy shares how he lost a job, and instead of getting a new one, decided to put all his energy towards producing motion pictures. It's a very inspiring story, especially if you want to make feature films. - - - - Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
1/18/202221 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep 241: Your Film Sales Path, Part 3 of 3

When it comes to film sales and distribution, many filmmakers get lost in the process. In this three-part mini-series, indie film producer Tom Malloy focuses on three crucial areas in the filmmaker path: film funding, film producing, and film distribution. - - - - Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
11/11/202118 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 240: Your Film Producing Path, Part 2 of 3

Producing a motion picture is both a fun and frustrating challenge. In this three-part mini-series, indie film producer Tom Malloy focuses on three crucial areas in the filmmaker path: film funding, film producing, and film distribution. - - - - Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
11/4/202114 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 239: Your Film Funding Path, Part 1 of 3

Let's face it. Film funding can be a challenge. And if you're new to the process, it's easy to get lost. In this three-part mini-series, indie film producer Tom Malloy focuses on three crucial areas in the filmmaker path: film funding, film producing, and film distribution. - - - - Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
10/21/202114 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep 238: Demystifying Film Distribution

Many filmmakers know that film distribution is important. Yet very few filmmakers fully understand how film distribution works. In this episode, filmmaker Tom Malloy demystifies the process.  - - - - Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
10/14/20219 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 237: How To Find Filmmaker Motivation

Between a day job, kids, and all sorts of distractions, putting your passion for filmmaking on the back burner is common. And if you don't watch it, days become weeks. And weeks become years. Here are some tips to keep up your film producer motivation!   - - - - Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
10/7/202111 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 236: Is Film School Necessary

If you've been wondering if film school is necessary, this episode is for you. In it, you'll hear from indie film producer Tom Malloy. He shares some ideas on how you can be successful with or without film school. - - - - Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
9/30/20219 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 235: FIVE Tips For Closing Film Investors

In this episode, indie producer Tom Malloy shares five important tips for closing deals with prospective film investors. If you are looking for ways to fund a feature film, this episode is a "must listen."   - - - - Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
9/23/202112 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 234: No Film School Required With Chris Mahan

In this episode, author and filmmaker Chris Mahan shares industry career tips and offers reasons why no film school is NOT required to work in the film and TV industry. To find out more about Chris Mahan's book, Take One: No Film School Required - visit Amazon. - - - -   Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
9/17/202112 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 233: Horror Movie Marketing With Michael Joy and Tom Malloy

In this Filmmakingstuff interview, Tom Malloy talks with Michael Joy, the CEO of Marketing Macabre, a marketing company made specifically for marketing horror movies! - - - - Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
9/9/202124 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 232: Say ”NO” And Produce More Films

In the film business, stumbling upon new opportunities is good. Except when it isn't. In this episode, film producer Tom Malloy talks about the importance of saying NO so you can produce more films. - - - - Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
8/11/202117 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 231: Create Your Own Success With Mike Moreno

Mike Moreno from The Actor CEO and Tom Malloy talk about how to embrace your creative entrepreneur spirit so you can create your own success... Especially in this crazy profession.  - - - - Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
7/24/202134 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 230: Produce Your Next Film In Ireland?

As things return to normal, Ireland is working to attract US-based productions. In this interview, David Brody (IDA Ireland), and Steven Davenport (Screen Ireland) provide an overview of current production incentives and additional benefits for filmmakers.   - - - -   Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
7/6/202121 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 229: Cannes Film Market 2021

One of the keys to success in the business of movies is to be able to sell your film. In this episode, Tom Malloy shares his experience attending the virtual 2021 Cannes film market.   - - - - Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
6/23/202111 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 228: Make a Living As a Filmmaker?

Is it possible to make a living as a filmmaker? Well, that depends. In this episode, film producer Tom Malloy provides insight on how to build a long-term plan to level up your filmmaking career.    - - - - Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
6/14/202117 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 227: Tom Malloy In Production, BONUS

Indie film producer Tom Malloy just started post-production on his new feature film. Tom provides fresh filmmaking insights and tactics in this short series while he actually makes a movie. (Make sure to listen to the whole series.)   - - - - Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
6/9/202114 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 226: Tom Malloy In Production, Part 4 of 4

Indie film producer Tom Malloy just wrapped production on his new feature film. Tom provides fresh filmmaking insights and tactics in this short series while he actually makes a movie. (Make sure to listen to the whole series.)   - - - - Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
6/3/202110 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 225: Tom Malloy In Production, Part 3 of 4

Indie film producer Tom Malloy is heading into the third week of production for his new feature film. In this short series, Tom provides fresh filmmaking insights and tactics, while he actually makes a movie. (Make sure to listen to the whole series.)   - - - - Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
5/24/20218 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 224: Tom Malloy In Production, Part 2 of 4

Indie film producer Tom Malloy is heading into the second week of production for his new feature film. In this short series, Tom provides fresh filmmaking insights and tactics, while he actually makes a movie.   - - - - Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
5/17/20217 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 223: Tom Malloy In Production, Part 1 of 4

Indie film producer Tom Malloy is two days away from going into production for his new feature film. In this short series, Tom provides fresh filmmaking insights and tactics, while he actually makes a movie.   - - - - Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
5/10/202110 minutes
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Ep 222: Producing A Television Series

Producing a television series? Michael Tapia is the head of television for Glasshouse Distribution. And he stopped by Filmmaking Stuff to share some ideas on producing television.   - - - - Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
3/29/202125 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 221: Film Directing Career With Dean Ronalds

Film Director Dean Ronalds stopped by filmmaking stuff to share the ups and downs of building a career in filmmaking.   - - - - Shownotes: Jason Brubaker is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff. He consults with film producers on building buzz, growing community, and leveling up their careers. Tom Malloy is a film producer, actor, and writer. He has raised over twenty-five million dollars to produce and distribute multiple feature films throughout his career. - - - - WEBSITE: https://www.filmmakingstuff.com   MASTERMIND: https://www.filmmakingstuffhq.com   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/filmmakingstuff  
3/16/202121 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 220: European Film Market Recap

Film producer Tom Malloy shares a recap of the European Film Market and provides insight on current opportunities for filmmakers.
3/7/202116 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 219: Filmmaker Success Mindset With Amira Alvarez

Achieving filmmaking success starts first with your mindset. And nobody knows this better than Amira Alvarez. She is the founder and CEO of The Unstoppable Woman, a global coaching company that helps entrepreneurs, empire builders, athletes, creatives, and rising stars in all fields achieve their dreams and goals in record time. In this episode, she shares her message with filmmakers.
2/8/202140 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 218: Filmmaking Outside Hollywood: Greg Koorhan's Project Payday

In this interview, filmmaker Greg Koorhan shares the story of how he funded, produced and distributed his family friendly film, Project Payday.
1/25/202136 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 217: Filmmaking Tips For 2021 & Beyond

Filmmaker Tom Malloy shares his top filmmaking tips for 2021. 
12/30/202018 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 216: Virtual AFM (American Film Market)

This year AFM was virtual. Film producer Tom Malloy shares his recap of the market and how you can leverage technology to thrive.
11/16/202017 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep 215: Why You Need A Motion Picture Payroll Company

In this episode, Steven Fishman of Media Services talks about the benefits of hiring a motion picture payroll company.
9/3/202019 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 214: Drive In Theater Distribution With Jack Hunter

Filmmaker Jack Hunter shares how he was able to get is film on the the Drive In Theater big screen during the time of Covid.
8/24/202011 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 213: Creating Your Filmmaker Pitch Deck

In this episode, film producer Michelle Alexandria provides detail on how to create your filmmaker pitch deck.
4/29/202030 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 212: Filmmaking Stuff You Can Do Now

These are interesting times. In addition to keeping our families safe and healthy, film producer Tom Malloy shares some filmmaking stuff you can do right now. 
3/26/202017 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 189: Is filmmaking good business?

I like to compare filmmaking to real estate. Here's why!
5/24/20196 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 173: In Movie Marketing Everybody Is Nobody

When it comes to movie marketing, everybody is nobody.
12/3/20188 minutes
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Ep 172: You Don't Need Permission To Become A Filmmaker

Why you don't need permission to be a filmmaker.
11/30/20187 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 171: How To Create A Filmmaker Website

How to create a filmmaker website for both promotion and film distribution.
11/22/20189 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 170: How To Get Meetings With Heavy Hitters

In this episode, you'll get tactics on how to get meetings with heavy hitters.
11/15/201813 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 169: Why You Should Distribute Your Film On Kanopy

Kanopy offers a great SVOD distribution outlet for indie filmmakers.
11/12/20186 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 168: Observations From The American Film Market

Observations from The American Film Market
11/8/20189 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 167: Nobody Will Buy My Film

Nobody will buy my film because I don't believe it will sell.
11/2/20186 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep 166: Be Willing To Rise Above

Why you need to be willing to rise above and play a bigger game.
10/31/20189 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 165: Avoid Negative People In The Film Industry

Why you need to avoid negative people in the film industry.
10/29/20187 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep 164: Reverse Networking

When you strive for more, it's easy to forget people who matter.
10/22/20186 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep 163: How To Raise Your Status

How to raise your status in the motion picture industry.
10/18/20187 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 162: Nothing Personal Just Business

Why personal relationships are more important than the film business.
10/16/20184 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 161: How Film Distribution Deals Work

In this episode, we talk about about how film distribution deals work.
10/3/201817 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep 160: How To Reach Film Industry Heavy-Hitters

In this episode, we provide tactics on how to reach film industry heavy-hitters.
9/21/20186 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep 159: How To Overcome Career Confusion

In this filmmaking podcast, we talk about how to overcome career confusion.
9/19/20188 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep 158: Do You Suffer With Filmmaker Fatigue?

Do you suffer with filmmaker fatigue? Here's how to avoid it.
9/17/201812 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 157: Make Your Film Rise Above The Noise

We share ways to make your film rise above the noise.
9/9/20189 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 156: Get Cast To Promote Your Film

We talk about two ways you can get cast to promote your film.
9/7/20187 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 155: The Importance of Casting Your Film

We discuss the importance of casting your film.
9/5/20188 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 152: Hope Versus Strategy In Filmmaking

In this episode we talk about the difference between hope and strategy in filmmaking.
8/15/20188 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 151: Get Clear On Your Filmmaking Goals

In this filmmaking stuff podcast, we share ideas on how you can get clear on your filmmaking goals.
8/6/20186 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 150: Are You Making These Mistakes In Film Distribution?

Are you making these mistakes in film distribution?
8/3/201811 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep 149: Why VOD Sales Projections Are BS

More reasons why VOD sales projections are BS.
8/2/20185 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep 148: Understanding Risk To Reward In Film Funding

In this episode, we talk about the risk to reward in film funding.
7/30/20187 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep 147: Your Filmmaking Success Mindset

Getting your filmmaking work noticed requires persistence, tenacity and an unyielding ability to overcome obstacles and keep going, even when doing so seems impossible and crazy. To succeed you need a filmmaking success mindset.
7/23/20186 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 146: Self Distribution Mistakes That Could Skunk Your Release

Here are some common self distribution mistakes that could skunk your release.
7/20/20188 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 145: Email Marketing For Filmmakers

In this episode, we talk about the importance of email marketing for filmmakers.
7/18/201812 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 144: How To Get What You Want In Filmmaking

In this filmmaking article, we share ideas on how to get what you want in filmmaking.
7/16/20188 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 143: Dealing With A Small Film Distributor

In this episode, we talk about dealing with a small distributor.
7/13/20189 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 142: How To Create Marketable Content

As a filmmaker, how do you create marketable content?
7/11/20189 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 141: How To Level Up Your Filmmaking Career

In this filmmaking podcast, we explore ways to level up your filmmaking career.
7/9/201810 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 140: How NOT To Pitch Your Film Project

In this episode, we explore how NOT to pitch your film project.
7/6/20184 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 139: Boldness Is Rewarded

In this episode we provide a simiple philosophy to help take your filmmaking to the next level.
7/4/20182 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep 138: Guy Goldstein Talks Screenwriting And WriterDuet

In this screenwriing episode, Guy Goldstein talks WriterDuet
7/2/201813 minutes, 1 second
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Ep 137: The First Time I Got Fired In The Movie Biz

The first time I got fired (in the movie biz) I was working in New York City for an indie producer. And we were going into production on a 1.5 million dollar film. I remember the morning well.
6/29/20188 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep 136: Three Tactics On How To Make Money In Filmmaking

The other night I puked a little in my mouth. It was just a little puke. It was the sort that burnt a bit, resulting in bad breath I couldn’t quite brush out… Here's why...
6/27/20188 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 135: 7 Lies Film Distributors Like To Tell Filmmakers

Film distributors are great if they offer you a decent deal for your movie. And having spent the greater part of my career in distribution, I can tell you there are (still) many great film distributors out there, working to do the right thing.
6/25/20188 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep 134: How To Find Film Sales Projections That Matter

In this episode, we research ways to find film sales projections that matter.
5/23/20189 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep 133: How To Make Films Outside Of Hollywood

In this filmmaking podcast, we provide tactics on how to make films outside of Hollywood.
5/11/20186 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 132: When You Should Self Distribute

Should you self distribute you film? Listen to this episode to find out.
5/7/20187 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 131: Do You Make These Excuses In Filmmaking?

Do You Make These Excuses In Filmmaking? If you haven't made a film, I bet you do.
5/1/201811 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 130: Film Distribution: The Difference Between Sales Agent and A Producer's Rep

When you have a fully finished motion picture, should you hire a sales agent or a producer's rep?
4/18/20185 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 129: How To Find Your Movie Audience

My guest is Danny Mac, a Canadian actor, screenwriter and filmmaker. His film HEEL KICK!: Unprofessional Wrestling beat major studio films on iTunes. Here stopped by to share some of his film distribution secrets.
2/26/201812 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 128: How To Create Your Own Career In Hollywood

In this filmmaking interview, Alexandra Boylan shares tips from her new book on how to create your own career in Hollywood.
2/19/201812 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 127: Amazon Film Distribution

Amazon film distribution offers one of easiest methods for indie filmmakers to get their films into thousands of households throughout the world.
2/9/20185 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 126: Why Self Distribution Makes Sense

In this film distribution talk, we explore why self distribution makes sense.
1/30/20189 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep 125: Understanding The TVOD Release Window

When it comes to film distribution, the TVOD window is one of your first opportunities to maximize revenue. Here is why!
1/26/20189 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 124: So You Wanna Sell Your Film To Hulu

In this film distribution podcast, we provide a quick overview of how a typical Hulu deal works.
12/6/20173 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 123: Distribute Your Film In FandangoNow

In this film distribution podcast, we focus on what it takes to distribute your film in FandangoNow.
11/15/20176 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 122: How To Find Find Film Investors

In this episode, you'll get a quick tip on how to find prospective movie investors.
11/9/201711 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 121: How To Make Money With Amazon Prime Distribution

Here are some quick ideas for ways to make money with your films on Amazon Prime.
11/8/20175 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 120: Observations From The 2017 American Film Market

In this episiode, Jason Brubaker shares his obvervations from the 2017 American Film Market.
11/7/20178 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 119: Netflix Distribution - What Filmmakers Need To Know

In this film distribution podcast, we explore the pros and cons of getting your film distributed on Netflix. 
10/13/20177 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 118: Film Distribution - The Most Simple Movie Marketing Tactic

In this film distribution podcast, we share the most simple movie marketing tactic. 
9/27/20175 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 117: The Future of Self Distribution

Here are my thoughts on the future of self distribution.
8/7/20174 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 116: The 3 Laws of Digital Film Distribution

Here are the 3 law of digital film distribution.
7/31/20176 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 115: How To Meet With Film Investors Without Looking Like An Amateur

Here's how to meet with film investors without looking like an amateur.
7/24/20178 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 114: How To Create A Promotional Hook That Your Audience Remembers

Here's how to create a promotional hook that your audience remembers.
7/17/20175 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 113: 5 Simple Steps To Help You-Sell Your Movie Online

Here are five simple steps to help you sell your movie online.
7/10/20178 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 112: The First Rule of Film Distribution

Film distribution can be confusing. Here is the first rule.
6/27/20172 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 111: Find Out How To Choose The Best Film Project

If you’re considering a dozen ideas for your next film project, there are plenty of reasons why you need to choose one and get started. After all, if you never figure out your next project, you’ll never finish it. So being able to take decisive action so you can choose the best film project is your first objective...
6/5/20179 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep 110: Warning: Poorly Run Film Production Can Sour Your Career

Picture this! A new filmmaker begins their very first film production. He’s already living in the corner of someone’s kitchen, trying to scrape together a few bucks to eat while also working towards a career making movies. So when he lands a gig working on set as a production assistant, he’s super excited. But then things go south...
5/29/20176 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 109: How To Find a Film Industry Mentor

Like it or not, filmmaking is a business. And if you really want to have a career making movies, you’ll need all the help you can get. One way to accelerate your career is by finding a film industry mentor...
5/22/201710 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep 108: Sell Your Movie On The Internet

For years, filmmakers have faced uphill battles when it comes to making films and getting them out there for the world to see. Just finding funding for production on its own was (and still is) an amazing achievement. But once that a film is finished there’s still the matter of distribution...
5/15/20178 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 107: Stop Rewriting and Start Filmmaking

The importance of having an awesome screenplay can’t be overstated. Your script is the blueprint for your film. And because your movie script is so important to the success of your project, many would-be filmmakers (who also write) spend way too many years rewriting...
5/8/20175 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 106: How To Find A Niche Audience For Your Film

Attend any film festival and you’ll probably hear a bunch of filmmakers rattling on about how you need to build an audience for your films. And while this sort of talk is trendy, I think it’s a crock of crap...
5/1/20177 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 105: Plan Your Next Film Project

It's time to plan your next film project. Let's find out how to take action.
12/12/20165 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 104: The New Filmmaking Model

The model of filmmaking has been turned upsidedown. Find out how to prepare for the filmmaking future with this podcast.
12/5/201615 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 103: American Film Market Recap

Here is a recap of the American Film Market (and a big thanks to the filmmakers who stopped by my booth.)
11/9/20167 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 102: How To Distribute A Web Series

In this filmmaking podcast, we explore ways to distribute a web series.
11/2/201612 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 101: Quick Question...

As a filmmaker, you probably have questions. Please send your most pressing filmmaking question to [email protected] - And I will answer your questions on the podcast.
10/24/20166 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep 100: Thank You Filmmaker!

This is episode 100 of the Filmmaking Stuff Podcast! Thank you for being part of the filmmaking stuff crew!
8/19/201639 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 99: How To Run A Movie Studio Ouside Hollywood

In this filmmaking interview, Ron Newcomb explains how he runs a movie studio outside of Hollywood.
7/11/201632 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep 98: How To Set Filmmaking Goals

Setting filmmaking goals can help you accelerate your career. 
7/8/20165 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 97: Confessions of A Film Acquisitions Executive

Is the old model of film acquisitions is dead? Find out in this podcast...
6/21/201611 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 96: Netflix Distribution - What Filmmakers Need To Know

In this filmmaking episode, we focus on NetFlix distribution and help you avoid common mistakes.
6/15/20166 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 95: Time To Think BIGGER About Filmmaking

If you are still thinking about just making one film, you are thinking too small.
6/7/20168 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep 94: So What If You Suck As A Filmmaker?

Ever think you suck as a filmmaker? Here's how to get over yourself.
5/31/20166 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 93: The Minimalist Guide to Selling a Short Film

Many filmmakers start out making short films. With all the new distribution tools available, one question I get a lot involves selling a short film.
5/24/20169 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 92: More On Audience Building and A 5 Day Filmmaker Deal

In this episode we talk more about audience building and the five day filmmaker deal.
5/17/20169 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 91: Access The Secret Film Investing Club

In this podcast, we explore ways on how to access the secret film investment club.
5/5/20168 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep 90: The 5 Laws For Landing Film Industry Jobs

In this filmmaking podcast, we explore the five laws for landing (and keeping) film industry jobs.
3/21/20163 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 89: How To Grow Your Audience

In this filmmaking podcast, we share tips on how to grow your audience.
3/14/20169 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep 88: Seven Shortcuts For Attracting Film Investors

Here are seven shortcuts for attracting film investors
3/7/201610 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 87: Five Filmmaking Secrets Every Filmmaker Should Know

Here are five filmmaking secrets every filmmaker should know.
2/29/20167 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 86: How To Sell Your Movie On Amazon

In this filmmaking podcast, we share tactics on how to sell your movie on Amazon.
2/22/20166 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep 85: Film Distribution Myths

In this film distribution podcast we dispel film distribution myths.
2/12/201610 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 84: Your Film's USP

Making a film is not enough. In this episode Jason Brubaker talks about the importance of knowing your USP.
1/23/20167 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 83: New Year Kick In The Butt

Time to take action with your New Year goals. This episode provides some tactics for making things happen.
1/12/20167 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 82: Why Filmmakers Fail At Film Festivals

With thousands of backyard indies being made each year, getting your film noticed at film festivals is increasingly challenging. Whenever I give talks on film distribution, invariably filmmakers ask questions about “how to land a HUGE minimal guarantee” and how to find a “major film distributor.”
1/12/20164 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 81: 5 Distribution Mistakes That Make You Look Dumb

When it comes to movie distribution, filmmakers make silly mistakes. I am speaking from experience. After wrapping our first feature, like most filmmakers, we were eager to sell our film around the world.
1/10/20166 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 80: How To Acquire FU Money

How To Acquire FU Money
9/29/20159 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 79: STOP Filling Your Closet With Gear

STOP Filling Your Closet With Camera Gear
9/22/20153 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 78: The New Model of Filmmaking

The New Model of Filmmaking
9/15/20157 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 77: How To Pitch Your Film Project

How To Pitch Your Film Project
9/8/20158 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 76: Three Tips For Digital VOD Distribution

Three Tips For Digital VOD Distribution
9/1/20156 minutes, 1 second
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Ep 75: How To Pitch Film Investors

Tactics on how to pitch film to prospective investors.
8/24/201526 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 74: Writing For The Greenlight (What types of stories sell?)

Interview with industry executive Scott Kirkpatrick about what sorts of screenplays sell in the marketplace.
8/12/201522 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 73: Three Steps For Filmmaking Success

Three steps for filmmaking success.
8/2/20159 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 72: Kung Fu Kick (For Filmmakers)

Here's your filmmaking Kung Fu Kick
7/26/20151 minute, 26 seconds
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Ep 71: How To Find Movie Investors

In this filmmaking episode we talk about how to find movie investors.
7/19/20159 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 70: Don't Let Money Stop You

In this episode we talk about why we should not let money stop you.
7/12/201510 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 69: Forge Your Own Path

In this filmmaking episode, we talk about how to forge your own path.
7/5/20158 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 68: Avoid Filmmaking Pitfalls

How to avoid these filmmaking pitfalls.
6/28/20156 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 67: Plan Distribution Now

Why you need to plan your film distribution now.
6/21/201510 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 66: Film Funding and Distribution

In this filmmaking podcast, we explore film funding and distribution.
6/7/201514 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep 65: Cast YouTubers In Movies

In this filmmaking podcast, we talk about casting YouTubers in movies.
6/1/201512 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 64: Your Short Film Challenge

In this filmmaking podcast, we provide you with a short film challenge.
5/26/201512 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep 63: This Starts Now

How to take action and make your movie now.
5/10/201510 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 62: How I Embarrassed Myself

Ever blow a filmmaking opportunity? Me too. Here's what I did...
5/3/20157 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 61: Our Second Feature Sucked

It's true. Our second feature sucked. Here's what we did...
4/26/20159 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep 60: You Are A Filmmaker

How do you know when you finally made it?
4/19/201513 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 59: YouTubers In Movies

How to leverage YouTube to build a filmmaking career.
4/12/201515 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep 58: Making Your First Feature

Here are some tactics on making your first feature.
4/5/201511 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 57: Are You An Excuseoholic?

Ever Met An Excuseoholic? Have you ever met that ONE person who... Seems to have all the reasons why he can't get his movie made? Don't be that person!
3/29/201512 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 56: The First Time I Got Fired

I was down to my last few hundred dollars. This was back around 2002 (I think) and it was the first time I got fired ever.
3/22/201512 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 55: Got An Idea For A Movie?

Do you know the worst thing you can say to someone working in Hollywood? Listen to this podcast to avoid this common mistake.
2/14/201512 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 54: Wanna Make A Movie?

What's the MOST important part of becoming a success in the movie industry? Listen to this episode to find out.
2/7/201512 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 53: How To Find Movie Investors

Wondering how to find movie investors? You're in luck. This filmmaking article provides tips for finding and pitching your project to movie investors.
1/29/201513 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 52: How To Make Your Movie Rise Above The Noise

Regardless of whether or not you’re making your first feature or your fifth, your biggest problem is figuring out how to make your movie rise above noise.
1/27/20159 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep 51: The Great Self Distribution Hoax

In this filmmaking podcast, we explains the great self distribution hoax and why there is no such thing as traditional distribution deal.
12/3/201412 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 50: No-Budget Filmmaking: Rise of The Backyard Indie

Like it or lump it, there are a lot of backyard indies being made each year. Thanks to inexpensive production technology, no-budget filmmaking...
11/26/201410 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 49: Film Distribution: New Rules For Selling Your Movie

Most filmmakers spend at least two years or longer working to get a movie made. But very few filmmakers focus on what to do once the movie is in the can. This episode provides new rules for selling your movie.
11/19/201413 minutes, 46 seconds
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5 Questions For Indie Film Funding

Finding Indie Film Funding is one of the most challenging aspects of getting your movie made. Answer the 5 questions for indie film funding.
11/12/20145 minutes, 18 seconds
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5 Movie Marketing Mistakes That Make You Look Dumb

In this movie marketing podcast, Jason Brubaker helps you avoid the 5 movie marketing mistakes that make you look dumb.
11/5/20146 minutes, 53 seconds
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Michael Tully talks about his feature Ping Pong Summer

In this episode, Jason Brubaker interviews filmmaker Michael Tully about his million dollar feature Ping Pong Summer. We talk about how he got the money, locations and how Susan Sarandon got involved.
10/29/201441 minutes, 14 seconds
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How to Navigate AFM – The Ultimate Guide

With the American Film Market coming up, many filmmakers are wondering how to navigate AFM and get the best distribution deal for their movies. Read more to find out…
8/20/201414 minutes, 2 seconds
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What You Need To Know About Film Acquisitions

The old model of film acquisitions meant that you would give up your film to a distributor for years at a time, in exchange for a cash advance and a back-end percentage. Times have changed.
8/15/20149 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Shocking Truth About Your Movie Idea

Before you stand up and proclaim “I have a movie Idea!” it’s important to know if your niche movie audience can financially support your idea. Read this.
8/9/201414 minutes, 8 seconds
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Five Tips For Marketing Your Movie

If you are looking to market and sell your movie, follow these five tips.
8/2/201410 minutes, 15 seconds
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3 Tips How To Make Money in Filmmaking

In this film funding podcast, Jason Brubaker shares 3 tips how to make money in filmmaking.
7/30/201412 minutes, 43 seconds
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3 Tips How To Grow Your Audience (Even If You Hate Social Media)

In this filmmaking podcast, Jason Brubaker shares 3 tips on how to grow your audience even if you hate social media. Listen and share it with your friends.
5/13/201410 minutes, 16 seconds
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Basic Movie Marketing Strategy

Are you looking for a movie marketing strategy? In this filmmaking article, we provide an overview of a basic movie marketing strategy.
4/19/201419 minutes, 4 seconds
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Crowdfunding for Filmmakers

In this Filmmaking Stuff podcast, we talk with John Trigonis about Crowdfunding for filmmakers. John T. Trigonis is the Vertical Manager of Film at Indiegogo, a published poet, writer and storyteller, DIY filmmaker, freelance professor, and author of Crowdfunding for Filmmakers: The Way to a Successful Film Campaign. Additionally he is a cat lover, coffee aficionado, wine enthusiast, and comic book geek. [Disclosure: The Amazon link is an affiliate link. We get paid to promote John's book. Use your own due diligence.]
4/15/201451 minutes, 41 seconds
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Rise of the Fellowship

In this filmmaking podcast, filmmaker Ron Newcomb talks about making his latest movie, Rise of the Fellowship.
2/7/201427 minutes, 58 seconds
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Film Distribution Secrets of VOD Release Windows

In this filmmaking podcast, we explore film distribution and the secrets of VOD release windows.
2/6/201421 minutes, 25 seconds
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Who Else Wants A Filmmaking Checklist?

In this filmmaking podcast, Jason Brubaker shares his 65 Part Filmmaking checklist.
1/29/201441 minutes, 55 seconds
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Building Commuiity Around Your Movie

Filmmaking is no longer about making one movie and being done. It is about engaging a community and creating a movement behind your movie. This filmmaking podcast explores these ideas.
1/8/20146 minutes, 56 seconds
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Filmmaker Game Plan: 3 Steps For Filmmaking Success

If you’re looking for your filmmaker game plan, these tips will help you take the next steps towards getting your movie made, seen and sold this year.
1/4/201420 minutes, 6 seconds
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What Movie Distributors Do Not Want You To Know

We reveal the secrets film distributors don't want you to know and pray you never find out.
12/10/201316 minutes, 6 seconds
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Making Money with Movies

In this podcast, VOD distribution expert Jason Brubaker shares tips on making money with movies. In this PodCast we covers conversion rates and profit margins on each movie.
11/26/201316 minutes, 44 seconds
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Leverage Your Filmmaking Community

In this filmmaking podcast, LA Producer Jason Brubaker talks about how to leverage your filmmaking community.
11/20/201314 minutes, 44 seconds
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Screenwriting Agents Do Not Have Time To Read Your Screenplay

In this filmmaking podcast, Jason Brubaker explains how screenwriting agents do not have time to read your screenplay. Find out how to find success without asking permission.
11/5/201312 minutes, 57 seconds
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Film School: Is it worth the money?

In this filmmaking podcast, LA Producer Jason Brubaker asks the BIG question: Film School: Is it worth the money?
9/28/201317 minutes, 44 seconds
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Your Biggest Filmmaking Challenge

What is your biggest filmmaking challenge? In this podcast, LA Producer Jason Brubaker shares tips on how to overcome the most popular filmmaking challenges.
9/24/201331 minutes, 16 seconds
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Why You Need To Sell Movie Merchandise

After you make your movie, people will email asking when it’s available. This period of time is called the social window. It’s the time when your fans are most eager to buy your movie and tell their friends about it. But if you don't sell merchandise, you are leaving money on the table. Listen to the following filmmaking podcast for tips.
9/24/201318 minutes, 8 seconds
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How To Get Investors For Film Financing

In this filmmaking podcast, Jason Brubaker explains how to get investors for film financing. For more information, you may wan to check out www.MakeYourMovieNow.com
9/24/201314 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Social Window

In this filmmaking podcast, LA Producer Jason Brubaker explains the importance of The Social Window in your VOD Distribution release strategy.
5/1/201313 minutes, 29 seconds
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Why You Must Grow Your Film Facebook Fan Following

In this filmmaking Podcast, LA Producer Jason Brubaker talks about why you must grow your filmmaking following ASAP to survive and thrive as an indie filmmaker.
4/6/201318 minutes, 15 seconds
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Why Should Someone Watch Your Movie?

In this filmmaking podcast, LA Producer Jason Brubaker asks the important film distribution question: Why should someone watch your movie?
4/1/201312 minutes, 49 seconds
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Stop movie piracy and other filmmaking tips

In this filmmaking podcast, indie producer Jason Brubaker provides ideas on how to stop movie piracy...
3/12/201311 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Realities of Hollywood Living

In this filmmaking podcast, producer Jason Brubaker talks about the realities of Hollywood living.
2/28/20138 minutes, 17 seconds
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Are You Making These Excuses In Filmmaking?

In this filmmaking podcast, LA producer Jason Brubaker provides the top filmmaking excuses and how to avoid them.
2/18/201311 minutes, 38 seconds
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Why You Need A Movie Marketing Plan

In this filmmaking podcast, LA Producer Jason Brubaker explains why you need a movie marketing plan.
2/5/201311 minutes, 1 second
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Building A Filmmaking Platform

In this filmmaking podcast, producer Jason Brubaker explains the importance of building a filmmaking platform and why YOU need one.
1/30/201313 minutes, 52 seconds
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Press Releases and other Filmmaking Questions

In this filmmaking podcast, producer Jason Brubaker talks about press releases and  answers other filmmaking questions
1/29/201311 minutes, 50 seconds
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DVD On Demand and Video Downloads

In this filmmaking podcast, producer Jason Brubaker talks about DVD On Demand and Video Downloads. More here: DVD On Demand and Video Downloads
12/14/201211 minutes, 29 seconds
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Website for Filmmakers

If you are making a movie you need a filmmaking website, an understanding of movie marketing - specifically, you need to know something about internet marketing for filmmakers.
12/6/201215 minutes, 26 seconds
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How To Fail As A Filmmaker

In this filmmaking podcast, producer Jason Brubaker shares three ways you can fail as a filmmaker.
11/28/201216 minutes, 20 seconds
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Should I Go To Film School

If you are asking the question: should i go to film school - This filmmaking podcast is for you. In it, filmmaker Jason Brubaker shares his thoughts on film school and provides alternatives that could save you thousands of dollars.
11/11/201212 minutes, 23 seconds
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Stop Talking And Make Your Movie

In this filmmaking podcast, producer Jason Brubaker explains why you should stop talking and make a movie this year. Seriously, what are you waiting for?
11/11/201213 minutes, 8 seconds
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So You Wanna Be A Filmmaker

In this filmmaking podcast, filmmaker Jason Brubaker shares a bit about his story and how you can get started in filmmaking.
11/10/201212 minutes, 53 seconds
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movie aggregator

In this filmmaking podcast, LA Based producer Jason Brubaker explains how to find a movie aggregator that makes sense for your distribution.
11/10/20123 minutes, 55 seconds
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How To Make Your Movie Without The Middle-Man

In this filmmaking podcast, producer Jason Brubaker shares three valuable tips on how to make, market and sell your movie without the middle-man. He also announces his new Filmmaking Book, which is available through Amazon (as well as your Amazon Kindle.) Two Options To Choose From 1. Order the Filmmaking Stuff Physical Book CLICK HERE OR 2. Download Filmmaking Stuff Kindle Book CLICK HERE Happy Filmmaking!
4/30/20128 minutes
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How NOT To Get Your Screenplay Read

In this podcast, producer Jason Brubaker shares tips for screenwriters who ant to get your screenplay read. Do not repeat his mistakes. http://www.filmmakingstuff.com/how-not-to-get-your-screenplay-read/
6/11/20113 minutes, 51 seconds
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Filmmaking Task Management

Sometimes it's difficult to manage your filmmaking life. In the following filmmaking podcast, I share some tips I utilize to make my life a little less hectic.
6/1/20114 minutes, 17 seconds
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Interivew with Filmmaker Nathan Wrann

Nathan Wrann is a talented, experienced and enthusiastic movie producer. While his movies are still considered underground, his filmmaking philosophy is infectious. This is a man who went against the odds, made the movie he could make and got some features under his belt. I decided to interview him because I think Nathan serves as a good example for any filmmaker who ever wanted to make movies without asking permission. In the interview, you'll get down and dirty tips for no-money productions, promotion, marketing and distribution. Originally, I thought I would break this interview in two parts - but I ended up posting it in it's entirety.
3/8/20111 minute
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Jon Reiss and Sheri Candler talk Indie Movie Marketing and Distribution, Think Outside The Box Offic

The traditional independent filmmaking business was defined by a filmmaker finding a script, locating investors, raising money, making the movie and then landing an awesome distribution deal - and living happily ever after.  Over the last few years, the entire model of indie filmmaking has gone Topsy-Turvy. And nobody knows this better than Jon Reiss and Sheri Candler. Both are on the cutting edge of independent movie marketing and distribution. In this Filmmaking Stuff Podcast, Jon Reiss and Sheri Candler provide tips, tricks and strategies so that you can succeed in this ever changing world of modern moviemaking.
11/7/201038 minutes, 44 seconds
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Filmmaking Stuff Interview with Peter Broderick

Peter Broderick is President of Paradigm Consulting which helps filmmakers and media companies develop strategies to maximize distribution, audience, and revenues. Peter stopped by Filmmaking Stuff earlier this week to talk about the the new world of distribution and how filmmakers can navigate the ever changing landscape of independent filmmaking.
10/30/201018 minutes, 22 seconds
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Filmmaking Stuff Interview With Carole Lee Dean

Carole Lee Dean is an industry legend. As an entrepreneur, producer and supporter of independent film, her influence has had a positive impact on filmmaking around the world. Most notoriously, 30 years ago, Carole took a $20 bill and created the $50 million a year short end industry.  Her company was instrumental in the birth of the Hollywood independent film community because she offered film to Indies at prices they could afford.  Customers like Cassavetes took chances with her raw stock and succeeded. In 1992, she created the Roy W. Dean Grant Foundation in honor of her late father. To date, Carole’s grant and mentorship programs have provided filmmakers with millions of dollars in goods and services and have played an instrumental role in creating important documentary films. She is the author of The Art of Film Funding: Alternative Financing Concepts and The Art of Manifesting: Creating your Future. in the following podcast, Los Angeles based indie producer Jason brubaker interviews Carole Dean about non-profit filmmaking, her thoughts on the new model of modern filmmaking and in the process, learns a lesson or two about The Art of Manifesting.
10/13/201044 minutes, 18 seconds