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Tugg Release Success Part 2: Final Tally On Angel's Perch (Case Study)
Tugg Release Success Part 2: Final Tally On Angel's Perch (Case Study) We last spoke with filmmakers Kimberly Dilts and J.T. Arbogast while they were over halfway through a 75 city theatrical tour (half powered by Tugg) for their film "Angel's Perch". Well now the tour's done and we pick up where we left off with Kim and JT for final tally from their tour. . . . More
How To Optimize New VOD & Internet Distribution Models w/ Michael Murphy of Gravitas Ventures
How To Optimize New VOD & Internet Distribution Models w/ Michael Murphy of Gravitas Ventures The VOD landscape is in a period of rapid growth and expansion. Michael Murphy of VOD aggregator Gravitas Ventures joins us to discuss the changes taking place as the VOD landscape evolves, the new model that's emerging, and what steps filmmakers need to take to play the VOD game. . . . More
How Building A Community Created A $100K+ Crowd Funding Success (And A Distribution Deal)
How Building A Community Created A $100K+ Crowd Funding Success (And A Distribution Deal) Filmmaker Sean Hanish just closed a big distribution deal for his directorial debut… and that's after crowd funding $100K plus in finishing funds for the film. So how did he do it? . . . More
Leveraging Social Media & Community Building For Packaging
Leveraging Social Media & Community Building For Packaging Everyone generally thinks of social media and community building as tools to help distribute their films. But what about leveraging those assets for packaging and financing? In this case study, producer Miles Maker discusses how he's leveraging social media to move his project forward. . . . More
Creating A Winning Promotional Strategy For Your Crowdfunding Campaign
Creating A Winning Promotional Strategy For Your Crowdfunding Campaign Filmmaker Samantha Lavin joins us to discuss how she ran a successful crowd funding campaign for her film "7 on 10", overshot her goal on Indiegogo, and attracted interest from potential investors. . . . More
Packaging A Low Budget Film With Name Talent
Packaging A Low Budget Film With Name Talent Writer/director Phil Wurtzel went to AFM® two years ago to reverse engineer his next project and then set about packaging his film. Two years later it's in the can and Phil sat with us to unpack his process of packaging a low budget feature film. . . . More
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