“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. They think they can change the world, and they often do.” – Steve Jobs
You finally finished your film. You’ve borrowed (and spent) a great deal of money. You’ve devoted enormous time (maybe years) to completing the film. Now what?
The answer is simple and clear: Distribute your film and start making money!
To achieve this, know that income from your film will come from four all-important sources. For maximum success, each source must be fully exploited.
1. A NEW YORK THEATRICAL RUN. It’s still number one.
2. DIGITAL PLATFORMS. There are hundreds of them out there. Focus on the top six: iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Google, and Sony.
3. TV SALES and DISTRIBUTION. Both domestic and international stations and networks. They are hungry for content.
4. DVD SALES. Specialized retail chains, schools, colleges, and libraries. It’s still a multi-billion dollar business. Emphasis on billion.