Rise of the Filmtrepreneur

How to Turn Your Indie Film into a Profitable Business
Narrated by: Alex Ferrari
Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
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It’s harder today than ever before for independent filmmakers to make money with their films. From predatory film distributors ripping them off to huckster film aggregators who prey upon them, the odds are stacked against the indie filmmaker. 

The old distribution model for making money with your film is broken, and there needs to be a change. The future of independent filmmaking is the entrepreneurial filmmaker or Filmtrepreneur®. 

In Rise of the Filmtrepreneur, author Alex Ferrari breaks down how to actually make money with your film projects and show you how to turn your indie film into a profitable business. 

With case studies examining success and failures, this audiobook shows you the step-by-step method to turn your passion into a profitable career. If you are making a feature film, series, or any kind of video content, the Filmtrepreneur® method will set you up for success.

©2019 Alex Ferrari (P)2019 Alex Ferrari

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FINALLY!

In words every creative who dreams of succeeding in this BUSINESS, Alex brings truth from experience in a well developed, actionable framework every aspirant NEEDS to not only hear but take notes and hear again! It's not for the faint of heart. If it's worth having it's worth fighting for. Alex has laid out a path for success that comes the old fashioned way. You EARN it, and he shows you the way. I love this book and am using it as the framework for my Filmtrepeneural business. It is a revelation to start the revolution! Thank you, Alex! Robert C. Pullman, Filmtrepreneur

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A Treasure Trove of Film Info

If you plan on making something out of your #indiefilm habit/hobby/passion then you need to read this book. Inside is a wealth of knowledge on how to navigate the waters of turning your passion into a legit business and how to bypass the predatory figures you will come across along the way. Alex has been doing this for years and won’t steer you wrong and even if you’ve been a listener since Indie Film Hustle started you will find new and relevant material in not only his advice, but also in his casebook examples.

It’s a short read, but packed with information. Grab a notebook, cause some of this you’ll want to write down so you can chase down the information later. Every indie filmmaker should read this. It’s as vital to the indiefilm process as Rebel Without a Crew or Syd Field’s Screenplay.

Yes, it’s that good.

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Excellent!

As someone who is transitioning from writing for the stage to the screen, I found this book immensely helpful. Highly recommended.

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Awesome

This audiobook is a career mine opening, game-changer, finally figuring out a way to make money making movies guide.

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A must have for updated info on indie film!

Loved it! Informative, well narrated, fun, up to date, easy to understand and a must have for all indie filmmakers!

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Great book for filmmakers

This book has a plethora of great examples! Alex provides a ton of useful and helpful information for the indie filmmaker. Will definitely listen to this again.

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I’m Literally. Loan Away —In a Good Way

The content in this book literally expanded my thinking, planning and filmmaking plans beyond measure. To say that the book was insightful, amazing or outstanding was an understatement. In a nutshell , “Rise of the Filmtrepreneur” MUST be read by every independent filmmaker on the planet, flat out!!!

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This book should be called, "FILM SALES BIBLE"

Keeping this review short, sweet and to the point.
This book is a must read for anyone contemplating producing a movie of any budget, length or genre.
It will quite literally save you so much pain, time and money and protect you from yourself.

So many great ideas throughout the book, not only for selling your film, but creating wealth from other income streams.
Overall, highly informative, slightly repetitive ( But that's Alex trying to drive home a bloody good point !! )

I cannot stress more, than saying to anyone reading this review, Don't hesitate in buying this book. The savings in knowledge gained from this book will pay for this book 100x over.




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I am an indie filmmaker and I loved this

I just released an indie feature called Trouble Is My Business so I’ve also been in the trenches like Alex.
I can say it’s an outstanding book. It mentors. It cautiously encourages and above all it is honest and practical advice. I can recommend you read it or listen to it now because I wish I had been able to earlier. Inspiring.

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Read it first, then go on with your production.

Valuable information for independent filmmakers. A great guide on how to go about making your movie and profit from it.

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  • 12-15-19

Touches me as a filmmaker

This is the harsh reality of filmmaking told in a book. Good read and great narrator.

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  • 12-08-19

Alex has nailed it! Game over

Not surprisingly given his passion for the subject and as he says “the tribe” that he serves. Alex has comprehensively covered Pretty much EVERY aspect of ways that we can all get a lot smarter and more creative in how we fund our dreams.

Amazing work! So comprehensive that I feel sorry for anyone else thinking about broaching the topic!!

Cheers Alex, I loved it

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  • bernardo carlos vieira
  • 12-02-19

A Filmmaker's Guide to the Post-Netflix Era

A must-have for any independent filmmaker trying to make a living in this day and age. This book is legit and it comes from a filmmaker who walks the walk. Some parts of the book can be pretty rough for the dreamer who still envisions winning Sundance with his backyard indie. He had me at “I’ve been taking shrapnel in the film business for over 25 years”. This is my man.