Category: Tips

10 Key Points on How to Move Forward With Outreach and Impact for Documentary Film

A Report from the IFP Filmmaker Lab by Jon Reiss With all the trauma of this past week, I at least had the good ...

Romania Interviews

  I just got the links to the TV and Radio interviews that I did while in Romania. We talked a lot about ...

10 reasons why you should get your s–t together and apply to the IFP Filmmaker Lab

I have had the pleasure of being one of the lab leaders at the IFP Filmmaker Lab for the past 5 or so years (as ...

Film Business Plans: Learn to Stop Worrying (and Love the Spreadsheet)

Today we have a guest post from the New York Film Academy about writing a business plan for your film.  The one ...

Top 10 Things Learned in the IFP PMD LAB

  Top 10 Things Learned in the IFP PMD LAB By Jon Reiss I have had the good fortune to be involved in ...

Ways to Distribute Merchandise

I recently posted a short piece about innovative merchandise.  Here is a quick rundown on the different ways to ...

SFM documentary funded by House Parties & Kickstarter

Today we are hosting a guest blog post written by the team behind the documentary STREET FIGHTING MAN. The ...

Fanta-Pstik

The explosion of DSLR filmmaking in recent years has allowed independent filmmakers to create high resolution ...

Creating Innovative Merchandise

Its the IFP Film Week in NYC where I just was for the IFP Lab and the new IFP PMD Lab - so with that in mind - I ...

Top 5 Crowd Funding Tips for Filmmakers

Good news. Another special guest blogger has been added to our arsenal. Author and filmmaker James Cooper wrote ...

Launching New TOTBO Workshop Webclips

I am kicking off a series of excerpts from my Think Outside the Box Office Master Classes today on my new YouTube ...

Excerpt: Insiders Guide To Independent Film Distribution

Excerpt from “Insiders Guide To Independent Film Distribution” (2nd Edition, Focal Press) by Stacey Parks. ...