Today is the day for self-disclosure. While some of you may think of me as the fulltime owner/consultant behind NewFilmMarketing, my head to the grindstone constantly trying to publicize D.I.Y., the truth of the matter is that my fulltime love and obsession is writing. Come the middle of April, two days after I give my April 9th class on Academic D.I.Y. at Mt. St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, I will be off to Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound at a wonderful writer’s colony, working on a collection of short stories.
Will I still be selling my movie? You bet your bootie. I have a great assistant who is tasked with fulfillment and can easily mail them out for me. When I return at the end of April, I will pick-up with both current clients and more film sales.
What I want you to understand is that D.I.Y. can be your doorway to living more of the life you want, the life of the artist/filmmaker/writer, or whatever life you want to live. Of course I hope you hire me to help you with your D.I.Y. effort, but what I want most of all is for you to simply do it. Stop turning over your potential revenue to catalogue distributors who can only promise to put your film in their holding tank and then take a hefty percentage if and when they manage a sale.
Let’s get out of that mindset, people! Go with the distributor next year after you fail at D.I.Y. this year. At least give it a try!