Jon Reiss, an award-winning producer and director, recently launched a new book for independent filmmakers and those interested in digital independent film distribution.
Co-written with Sheri Candler and The Film Collaborative, it’s called “SELLING YOUR FILM WITHOUT SELLING YOUR SOUL” and was launched on multiple platforms simultaneously.
It follows Reiss’s earlier book, “THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO FILM DISTRIBUTION AND MARKETING FOR THE DIGITAL ERA.”
According to Reiss …
“SELLING YOUR FILM WITHOUT SELLING YOUR SOUL peers behind the curtain of secrecy surrounding distribution, and celebrates the independent spirit of groundbreaking filmmakers. The book includes marketing and crowd funding strategies, distribution spends, community building and detailed ancillary and digital distribution numbers for the following films: Ride The Divide, The Cosmonaut, The Best and The Brightest, Sita Sings the Blues, Note by Note, Bass Ackwards, Adventures of Power, American: The Bill Hicks Story, Undertow, For the Bible Tells Me So, and the webseries PioneerOne …
The project was initiated by The Film Collaborative who asked myself and Sheri Candler to co-write with them. It is being released in print and digital formats and will be always be free as a PDF and … (available) … on Kindle, Nook and iBook … The iPad version has embedded video interviews.
Also of interest, we funded the book via sponsorships. Digital formats are presented by Prescreen. Print edition is presented by Prescreen and Area23a. Other sponsors include Dynamo, Gravitas, EggUp, Distrify, IndieWire/Snag, Topspin. ”