Should Filmmakers Self-Distribute Their Work? by Adam Leipzig

Publisher of Cultural Weekly and Former President of National Geographic Films Adam Leipzig says filmmakers should self-distribute their own work unless someone else is going to distribute it for them.  He states that the number of distributors has shrunk, and in the last five years the amount of films the studios have released has gone from 200 down to 135 this past year.  He believes filmmakers should build money into their fundraise for distribution at the beginning before they make their movie.  He ends with thoughts for filmmakers who plan to self-distribute their $20,000 film.

 

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