Category: film distribution and marketing

Documentary Magazine Article – Documentary Distribution in Turbulent Times

During IDA's Getting Real 2016 conference in September,  Susan Margolin and I hosted a two part panel on the state ...

Jon Reiss on BYODocs with Ondi Timoner

Had a great time with Ondi Timoner today filming for her BYODocs Show - seen here!  We spoke a little about Think ...

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 ...

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 Misunderstandings About Self Distribution

In the US many filmmakers are starting to get that they need to be responsible for distributing and marketing ...

Identifying Your Audience

This weeks TOTBO Episode concerns the first steps of audience engagement. To do that you must evaluate your ...

Creating a Unique Strategy For Your Film

Today's video concerns the fundamental principle of how every film is different and needs a unique marketing and ...

Putting Chilean Film on the Map

On Thursday and Friday of this week (Oct 20-21) I will be at the Flyway Film Festival, presenting my two-day Think ...

10 Ways in Which I Would Release Bomb It Today

Chris Horton asked me to write this post for the new Artist Services website that Sundance has set up. However, ...

How to Self-distribute Online: Using E-junkie to Create an Automated Business Part 2

Creating and selling a Quicktime file is a lot easier than creating and selling a DVD, yet many filmmakers seem to be reluctant to make their movies available as a download. I believe this stems from an overblown fear of piracy. As far as the indie world is concerned, I believe you’re losing money by not offering your video as a download.

Jon Reiss giving Keynotes at IFP Prodcon 2011 and Idaho Cineposium

I will be the keynote speaker at both the IFP Media Arts' Producers Conference (PRODCON 2011) in Minneapolis on ...

How to Self-distribute Online: Using E-junkie to Create an Automated Business Part 1

We've been exploring alternatives to fulfillment for filmmakers in the last month or two.  Many filmmakers are ...