Marketing a Film

Just like any other product, an independent film needs marketing and a publicist to help spread the word as to what festival the film is at and what artists were involved in bringing the screenplay to life. Once at film festivals, a film’s PR team organizes meetings and meetups with other industry professionals to potentially get the filmmakers jobs on upcoming independent film projects or to get the film that is appearing at the festival a distribution deal.

Write, Direct, Repeat: Marketing Your Short Film, Part 1

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! For many beginner writer-directors, short films are an ideal way to dive into the art and craft of directing. The stakes are much lower than with a feature film, allowing you to experiment and learn from your mistakes, without risking too...

Visual Mindscape: A Query Letter to Incite

Before I get into the Query Letter I have something that I want to share with you. Those of you who know me and my work are aware that I have been fortunate enough to have every screenplay I have written either produced or optioned (and I don’t mean the Danny...

Writers on the Web: Mapping Your Destination and Branding, Part 2 – Interview with creators of “Misdirected”

By Rebecca Norris I recently had the good fortune to be introduced to a wonderful new web series, Misdirected, which was an Official Selection of last month’s HollyShorts Film Festival in Hollywood.  Since my film On Becoming A Man was also featured in the festival, I got to run into the show’s writer and director, Marion Kerr,...