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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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Exactly what new filmmakers need.

I like this book. It is encouraging with great insider tips to get your film business and career going.

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must A Must Read For Filmmakers

This book created a bridge for me between practical filmmaking and a concrete plan for financial stability.

A must read for filmmakers ready to turn passion projects into cash

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8 hundred audiobooks in to my audible experience

800 audiobooks into my audible experience I was starting to give up on its educational value and then I stumbled upon this gem. As a filmmaker this might be single-handedly the most influential book I've read.

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A Must for the SERIOUS Filmmaker!!

I listened to this 2x over a span of 3 days. I've been a hands on filmmaker, screenwriter, editor and producer for 9 years. What I loved about this book was there was so much information for the experience and inexperienced. I will be listening to this again.

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highly recommend

I'll be re listening to this. packed with useful info for next gen filmmaking.

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Very informative

This is a very good book. I learned a lot vauable information I'm going to apply to my brand. This is definitely a must for indie filmmakers.

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Great ideas!

Alex blasts through a whole lot of excellent ideas for indie filmmakers to consider - definitely worth listening to if film is your thing. The read is lightning fast but has an infectious energy that we all need when getting indie film projects rolling. Highly recommended!

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Great book for Indie Filmmakers!

Thank you for sharing your knowledge and Wisdom. It is truly appropriated and your process is motivating.

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Knowledge Bombs!

Loved it! Solid, practical advice... That I will put to use on our current feature film - “The Contrast”. Note the self-promotion here, one of the many tips you’ll pick up. :)

Chris Johnson

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This book is pure Gold!!

Alex Ferrari is a Master Film Crafstman, and he shares extremely valuable knowledge in this book. I highly recommend it!

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Too Cool for School

Alex Ferrari is a charming, and innoventive individual, who shares his journey, in a extremely entertaining way, This may leave your head spinning, and I'm not totally sure if you can teach individuals to be an entrepreneur, but certainly for those who are willing to listen, it could impact your life forever, My head is still spinning.

The director of the Cincinnati spin.

Thank you Alex Ferrari.

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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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Really inspiring though a little general in places

Some great insights and lots of passion. Plenty of food for thought and inspiring. is a little vague in places but extremely helpful in getting you thinking differently about your film as a commodity

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  • 07-13-20

The New Indie Film Bible

Alex has put together a fantastic and comprehensive roadmap on how to be a successful Filmtrepreneur / Indie Filmmaker. Ignore it at your own peril! You have to love his brutal honesty and genuine passion. Alex is the Indie Film Swamy, Guru and my new God. Pray at the Indie Film Hustle temple with me. Drink the Coolaid!

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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.