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How to Make and Sell Your Film Online and Survive the Hollywood Implosion While Doing It

No festivals. No distributors. No budget. No problem.
Narrated by: Scott McMahon
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
4 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Steven Spielberg has said, "There's going to be an implosion.... [M]egabudget movies are going to go crashing into the ground...and that's going to change the paradigm."

If the Hollywood implosion does come to fruition then where do aspiring filmmakers go to make a living?

This unique survival guide is designed to help über-independent filmmakers navigate the terrain of direct digital distribution. It will show them how to really sell a product online.

There are a lot of books on how to make a movie and how to be part of the Hollywood machine, but this step-by-step guide will show you how to bypass all of that. You'll learn how get to the heart of making and selling digital products (your film) directly to an audience online and build a sustainable business from it.

©2015 Scott McMahon (P)2015 Scott McMahon

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It's What Every Filmmaker Needs

Would you listen to How to Make and Sell Your Film Online and Survive the Hollywood Implosion While Doing It again? Why?

Of course, the information was solid and current.

What did you like best about this story?

The many areas of topics covered in the book.

What does Scott McMahon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Passion and knowledge.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I would use this book as a follow along reference.

Any additional comments?

If you want to get an advantage on your filmmaking without going broke, this book is for you.

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A humble but thorough guide to the subject

This book more than met my expectations.

I got a free audio copy, as well as a free e-book version (all formats), but I still paid for this audible version.

Yes, it's that good!

I have also paid Scott individually for his time as a consultant. He's upfront in that he says "I don't know everything", yet what he does know and when he shares with us is really Gold if we I choose to use it.

He reads this very well, and I say that as a true are you look at it. It's an engaging and interesting performance and content.

If you are interested in independent filmmaking and/or entrepreneurship, this book is highly recommended. Very highly. I give it my highest recommendation possible.

I am already on my second listening on this one – very rare for me and I just gotten a book. Even when a book has a lot of relistenability, for me, I usually get it at least a few weeks if not months before the next listening. For this one I'm going to listen to it at least twice all the way through within the first 24 hours.

And again: yes it is that good!

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Excellent Book Unlike Any Other

This book will do exactly what it ways it will do on the cover. It will show you how to make and sell your no budget, micro budget, or low budget film online and actually make money in the process.

The book is packed with information. There's lots of online links to free stuff and helpful information. The advice is top notch.

I sound like McMahon is paying me to write this review. He's not. I don't know him. I've never even been to his web site. But, I read his book--as I have read a multitude (over a hundred) books about filmmaking--and I'm telling you, this book is top notch. It does a lot of the footwork for you--stuff that would take you years to learn by yourself.

This book is not as much about making a no/low/micro budget film as it is about selling that film. Yes, there is a hefty section where McMahaon provides several good ideas about making those types of films. But, the book's focus is really how to make money with that film once you have it done.

Lots of examples.

Lots of excellent ideas and advice.

Lots of freebies, via online link, that will help you get your film made and sold.

It's an awesome book.

Big thumbs up.

The audio version is an excellent way to experience the material, but I would recommend the print edition if you are serious about following McMahon's advice about selling your film. Why the print version? Because you can reference it. Audio is harder to return to a specific part of the book and re-read/listen to it.

If you are going to make an indie film and try to sell it at a film festival, then this book is not for you. If you got no bites at the film festivals and markets, and you still believe in the film and want to make income from it, then this book is where you will want to turn.

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Good book

relevant book for beginner filmmakers and advice. Failed to go in depth about online distribution deals.

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Entertaining and informative

Scott provides valuable information on Internet marketing for the beginner filmmaker. His writing style is entertaining.

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  • Frederick
  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • 12-11-17

Motivational but not much information

He seems like a pleasant guy. Nice voice. Positive attitude.
And it’s true that there are opportunities to make and market an micro low budget film outside the studio system. But where is the I formation.
It’s like listening to a high school cheerleaders sing “you can do it. You can do it. You can do, do,
Do it. “
Pleasant. But where’s the content.
Qualification: I only listened to the first two chapters. Maybe there’s more as it goes on. But how long do we have to wait?

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  • 05-12-18

Great

Loved it and I can relate the story as an indie filmmaker, was great reading.