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Filmmaker Toolkit: Distribution

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    How The MPAA Really Works And How to Get The Rating You Want

    Howard Fridkin and Barry Freeman left the MPAA after over 25 years and started their own consulting company (Film Rating Advisors) aimed at helping filmmakers get the rating they want without sacrificing their film's integrity.

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    'Amor Crónico' Filmmakers Turn to Crowdfunding to Fund Distribution and Marketing

    With the recently launched Indiegogo campaign for "Amor Cronico," the filmmakers are looking to raise $75,000 for the promotion and advertising costs to release the film on their own.

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    Who Needs Theatrical Distribution? Here's Why One Filmmaker Is Skipping Theaters.

    Doug Block explains why he skipped theatrical distribution for "112 Weddings."

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    Spike Lee Discusses His New Film and Making Movies For 30 Years: 'The Black Audience is Not Monolithic.'

    Indiewire caught up with Spike Lee to talk about his motivations for resurrecting "Ganja & Hess," the freedoms and burdens of working outside the studio system and what if any topics and themes he wishes to tackle in the second half of his career.

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    Guest Post: What I Wish I Knew About Distribution Before Self-Distributing 'I Am Not A Hipster'

    Ron Najor reflects on self-releasing "I Am Not a Hipster" and what he wishes he knew about distribution when he was just starting out.

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    How Social Media Helped An Old Sundance Hit Find a New Life

    After an auspicious premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008, Alex Rivera's "Sleep Dealer" failed to find an audience. Now, thanks to an innovation distribution platform and social media support, it's getting a second chance.

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    Guest Post: How to Save Indie Distribution in 5 Easy Steps

    Straith Schreder, Director of Content Strategy, BitTorrent, Inc. writes about how Drafthouse Films could show us the future of film distribution.

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    Gucci and the Tribeca Film Institute Announce Documentary Fund and Spotlighting Women Documentary Award Recipients

    Gucci and the Tribeca Institute partnered up to create the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, a grant given to filmmakers on a social mission--both domestically and internationally. The grant winners, which were announced earlier today, will receive financial backing and year-round guidance on how to g...

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    Attention, Filmmakers: 5 Daily Stories You Must Read Now

    Nonfiction cinematography tips, how to pitch your film, new distribution opportunities and more important resources for filmmakers.

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    IFP Selects 10 Narrative Features for 2014 Independent Filmmaker Labs

    The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) has announced the 10 narrative features selected for the 2014 Independent Filmmaker Labs, IFP’s annual yearlong fellowship for first-time feature directors.

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