• Rise of the Filmtrepreneur

  • How to Turn Your Indie Film into a Profitable Business
  • By: Alex Ferrari
  • Narrated by: Alex Ferrari
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Art
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (199 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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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Powerful book

this book has helped me a-lot and has shed some light into my filmmaking journey.

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Epic all useful knowledge.

Writing ain't easy, getting to the money even harder. his insight will really give you the upper hand on creative financing a film. I feel much more confident in the whole film making process, especially obtaining resources and being efficient with people time and money.

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Wow! Start here!!

This is the book I needed!! Writing, filming, marketing, film festivals, contracts… not getting screwed. Everything you need to navigate the crazy world of “Show Business”. Writing is one thing, this is everything else. A new generation of creators, will win with Alex’s help and straight talk!

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Alex is a master at his craft

I love Alex's no nonsense take on the industry. He is one of the first individuals that I personally consider a mentor even though I have never met him. Sound advice and always on point. One of the most trustworthy shepards for new filmmakers.

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Great for filmmaker of low-mid level

The thing I liked most about this book is that there were a lot of actual ways that I hadn’t thought of even as an experienced filmmaker to get my film out there. Many filmmakers simply see it as an art but this made me want to grow it as a business because why not get paid for your craft. Well, this is how.

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An Indy's first read

if you are thinking about going to Hollywood, this book gives every reason to reconsider. This will future-proof your filmmaking career.

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  • 10-04-20

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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  • diana
  • 04-03-22

concise, to the point, useful

very well-organised, high quality presentation of not just his own journey as a filmtrepreneur, but also how to apply and think like a filmtrepreneur step-by-step. thank you Alex 😊

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  • Bryanqjx
  • 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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  • 07-12-21

Highly Recommend For All Film Makers

Whether you are starting out, or already in it, definitely recommend this HIGHLY.
Lots of great advice and tips every film maker needs to survive in this crazy and expensive business

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  • david willing
  • 01-03-21

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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  • Mia
  • 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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  • Brad Houston
  • 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