FIRST TIME HERE?
I'm Alex Ferrari and I've been working in the film industry for over 25 years. I've always considered myself an entrepreneurial filmmaker or a "Filmtrepreneur." After working and speaking with filmmakers over the years I noticed patterns to the successful ones.
Some are outliers but most had a repeatable system they used to turn their independent films into a profitable business. That's why I created Filmtrepreneur.com. I want to show filmmakers how they can turn their films in not only profitable films but actually turn their filmmaking passion into a viable business.
WHAT IS A FILMTREPRENEUR?
The Filmtrepreneur is a filmmaker who looks at their independent feature film, series or video content and thinks of it as a business that they control.
The Filmtrepreneur is always looking for product lines, revenue streams, and new ways to generate income from their filmmaking.
The Filmtrepreneur is not a slave to the legacy distribution models that are designed to take revenue from them.
The Filmtrepreneur sometime self-distributes and other times partners with traditional distribution outlets. These distribution partners are just a part of a larger ecosystem that is generating money for the filmmaker for years to come.
In other words, the Filmtrepreneur makes actual money with their film projects using a system that is repeatable.
THE FILMTREPRENEUR PODCAST
The Filmtrepreneur Podcast
NEVER STOP LEARNING
Here are some of my favorite episodes of The Filmtrepreneur Podcast. If you want to start thinking like a Filmtrepreneur this is a great place to start. New episodes every week.
FILM DISTRIBUTION MISTAKES
DON'T BECOME A STATISTIC
You have an independent film—but now what? Most filmmakers have no idea what to look for in a film distribution deal or even what they need once they have a deal. Here are a few tips that will save years of pain and thousands of dollars—and it’s completely free!
MUST WATCH VIDEO
I go over the THREE ELEMENTS that all filmmakers need to understand and master to be a successful FILMTREPRENEUR.