Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sell Your Film on Your Web Site

Tons of us filmmakers sell our films on our Web sites (see ours at www.notsinceyoumovie.com or www.wonderentertainment.com or www.leslieiwerks.com). It's the best revenue source for the filmmakers as most of the money goes direct to the filmmakers when a DVD is purchased from their sites. We don't have to share the proceeds with other Web sites like Amazon, which is great!

One issue we have experienced though is that once our films hit Amazon and iTunes and Netflix, our personal sales dwindle to a trickle. Don't get me wrong, we love to see our films on these sites as it provides the film with greater exposure and sales. But it hurts to see the sales from our Web site flatline.

In the end, this is a good problem to have as it means your film is available to the world and gaining an audience. And you can do marketing campaigns to drive buyers to your Web site so all is not lost!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Great post. I recently stumbled upon a new Internet project for the arts that looks very promising, called Art of Me. The web address is http://artfme.com/ . It is not trying to sell anything, but rather it seeks to provide an online space where talented actors, musicians, writers, dancers, and other artists, can display and discuss their works, collaborate with each other, and interact with fans.