Category: Filmmaking

Applying to Film Festivals 10 Dos and 5 Don’ts

Applying to Film Festivals 10 Dos and 5 Don’ts

So it's that intense festival time of year again. You’re considering festivals, applying to festivals and who ...
What the F is a PMD and Why Do We Need One?

What the F is a PMD and Why Do We Need One?

Back in 2010, two weeks before I went to print on Think Outside the Box Office, I coined a new crew position: the ...

Heading to IDFA

  I'm excited to be heading to the IDFA festival and market in Amsterdam today! I'll be attending BritDocs ...

Distribution Case Study – “Finding Hillywood”

Written by Leah Warshawski (Producer/Director) / Introduction by Jon Reiss   I recently wrote a two part ...

Guest Post: Top 5 Webseries Tips

I've been talking about serialized content for some time now - and how filmmakers need to look at this as a way to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Five Question Q+A with Jon Reiss for NAMAC

I recently did a short Q+A for Rachel Allen with the National Alliance for Media Art + Culture (NAMAC). NAMAC is ...

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, ...

Bomb It 2 on Babelgum To Watch List for Fast Company Magazine

Babelgum Actually -- gasps -- Pays for Users to Create Videos By PATRICK J. SAUER So far as I know, Babelgum is ...