Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Tips on getting your film out in over a dozen theaters DIY style from Lance "Head Trauma" Weiler

In a post today at Indie Features 06 Lance Weiler says:

" The Hard Costs

DIY on a large level can be a challenge and the biggest issue is finding a way to make money and then how to not spend money along the way.

To help offset travel expenses I booked about $1500 worth of speaking engagements at various schools and film societies. This not only helps with cash but in most cases will lead to free lodging and also free meals. It also helps drive people to the theater.

I made a run of really high quality 27 x 40 posters, which I can sell for $10 bucks each. In my experience I sell about 5 to 20 posters in a night. This money is great for food and miscellaneous expenses."

Read the rest of the post here. Take notes future DIY filmmaker/distributors, take notes.

- Sujewa

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