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Photography Contests and Festivals Guide – International Photographer’s Career Guide

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Photography Contests and Festivals Guide – International Photographer’s Career Guide

Get the brand new “Photography Contests and Festivals Guide” business directory and guide now as DRM free PDF, EPUB an MOBI file. The update to our best-selling e-book contains details to over 180 international photography festivals that can give your photographic work international exposure. The carefully selected festivals in our guide provide direct access to the decision makers in the international image industry, and are known to be the only way to take a pro-photographer’s career to the global level.

Pick up the only festival directory a pro-photographer will ever need, and get ahead of the competition –

Photography Contests & Festivals 2016 International Photographer's Career Guide

Amemimo Publishing is now Castalides Publishing

Posted by on Oct 24, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Amemimo Publishing is now Castalides Publishing

Amemimo Publishing is now Castalides Publishing, a trading style owned and operated by Castalides Ltd, a Limited Liability Company registered in England and Wales under the number 8512990.

Amemimo Publishing adds creative writing software WRITE ONWARD! to its shop

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Amemimo Publishing adds creative writing software WRITE ONWARD! to its shop

Amemimo Publishing is now the official distributor for unique creative writing software WRITE ONWARD! for Windows. The minimalist full screen word processor enables writers to overcome their writer’s block by disabling the Delete and Backspace keys, as well as all copy, paste and select functionality. It provides a calming writing environment in stylish and retro ‘WordPerfect blue’, and is now available in our on-line store for just $35. A free trial version can be downloaded from our website.

Write Onward! Write now. Edit later.

Producer’s Insider Guide to Selling Films – North America Edition 2016 is now available

Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Producer’s Insider Guide to Selling Films – North America Edition 2016 is now available

The brand new and updated Producer’s Insider Guide to Selling Films – North America Edition 2016 is now available in our online store.

Producer's Insider Guide to Selling Films 2016

Buy the e-book guide now and get access to up-to-date insights as well as latest data on what companies are actively looking for new content.

Learn how to submit your work to over 250 companies, sell your short- or feature film to interested buyers and get your film seen on the big screen!

Filmmaking is neither a hobby nor a passion

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Creating a brand around your package and turning it into a product that looks like it is intrinsically salable make distributors want to take a closer look at your film. Also, distributors love existing property, like an already selling novel for which you happen to have an option.

Find out if the selected production companies would be interested in the genre that your film is in. Additionally you should always go to their website and see what films they are currently selling. When you have distilled the list of companies you think would show interest in your film, your next step is to prepare a calling list.

But before you call anyone – remember this: it is crucial to introduce yourself to distributors as a professional filmmaker / producer. If you are an insurance agent in real life, you are wasting everyone’s time and money if you mentioned that to them. The film and media industry attracts a lot of wannabes and time wasters, and the working professionals are aware of that. Professional filmmaking is neither a hobby nor a passion. It is a commercial business and should be treated with respect and professionalism.

The secret to selling your film or how to get a distribution deal anywhere in the world

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Did you know that if you are an American filmmaker, European distributors are much more likely to consider distributing your film and vice versa?

It is true that most filmmakers won’t get their films into distribution in their own territories. But that is because these distribution companies assume that you have nothing new or exotic to show. Audiences demand to see films that let them experience something new, something they do not know. They want to be taken to exotic and miraculous places that they have never been to, and perhaps never will be able to go to.

A film about a teenager in Kansas going on a road trip to experience a coming of age moment, is not going to be anything a movie distributor in Los Angeles will not have been pitched to a hundred times before.

But the same film will gain a thousand times more interest with European or Asian distributors.

A European film about a rural farmer falling in love with a millionaire heiress in Poland will not strike a deal with German distributors, as they have seen it all before.

But the same film will get a thousand times more attention by an art-house film distributor in New York, to who rural Poland is as exotic as it gets.

Our Film Distribution Guides have everything you need to gain access to oversea territories, and are your best bet to get your film seen by a wider audience.

Turn your film into a brand

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

The modern film industry is brand- and market-oriented, almost exclusively aimed at selling established names along with high-concept ideas. Creating a brand around your package and turning it into a product that looks like it is intrinsically salable makes distributors want to take a closer look at your film. Also, distributors love existing property, like an already selling novel for which you happen to have an option. Your poster is your entry ticket and what usually makes or breaks a sale at the box office. Distributors are a placeholder for your audience and act accordingly. You have to seduce them into watching your film based on the packaging or they will walk away from it, just as your audience would.

Put a package together

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

A good package includes a poster, a brief biography of the people involved and a short synopsis (not longer than a page), along with a trailer of your finished film. The presentation brochure should include headshots and short biographies of the participating producers, crew and cast, as well as your contact information. Ideally you will include a link to a trailer and an online version of the film before you submit to distributors. And don’t forget to give them a quick call, letting them know that your package is on the way.

Finish the film to secure a distribution deal

Posted by on Sep 28, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

In order to secure a distribution deal, consider that distributors are looking for a finished product that takes the risk out of the equation. In general, distributors deem it risky to invest time and money into a production that is not finished. It means more work for them and they will want to take a big share of your property if they come on board. It is also likely that they will ask you to pay them a producer’s fee for their role as executive producer, as well as money to promote the finished film at film markets like the AFM, Cannes and Berlin.

Attach that name to your film

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

To get to those bankable names and have them star in your film is almost impossible for the aspiring producer from Littletown, TX. A better route would be to get a name director interested in your property and rely on this name to attach A-list talent without shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars for pay-or-play offers that will likely go nowhere.

Another way to work around this old adage is to watch the movies you grew up with and find out which of their stars are still alive but have not made any successful films in years. Approach them to ask if they want a role to top off their life story, reinvigorate their career, and return them to the silver screen in all its glory. Remember Quentin Tarantino? He made his appearance on the world stage by exhuming John Travolta for Pulp Fiction and making the long forgotten and troubled former movie star an overnight success, and effectively ended up an overnight success himself.


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