1. How many films have you completed (as either director or producer)?
Fiction Short
Fiction Feature
Documentary Short
Documentary Feature
2. Have you submitted any of your films to film festivals?
3. On average, how many festivals did you apply to with each film?
4. Did you use Withoutabox for any of those submissions?
5. Roughly, can you estimate how much money you spent submitting to festivals (including the cost of making screeners, fedex, submission fees, etc.), per film?
6. Roughly, how much did you and your colleagues spend actually attending festivals, per film?
7. Has a studio or full-service distributor acquired any of your films?
8. Have you self-distributed any of your films, in whole or part?
9. If so, how?
10. How important to you is:
Must HaveNice to HaveEither WayNot ReallyOver My Dead Body
Getting into Festivals
Hiring a Sales Agent
Hiring a Distribution Consultant
Hiring a Publicist
Getting Press / Reviews
Showing your Film in a Movie Theater
A Netflix Deal
Getting on Itunes
Getting on Amazon
A TV Release
11. Have you hired a publicist in the past?
12. If yes, how much did it cost per film, on average (including expenses)?
13. What's the number one reason you hired a publicist?
14. Marketing my film should be done primarily by:
15. What are the top three cities in which would you most want to theatrically release your film?
16. If you could invite them easily, and sell tickets online, how many people could you and the cast and crew get to buy tickets for the theatrical premiere of your film?
17. All in, how much money did you and your investors spend on marketing and distributing your last film?
18. Would you use a website that helped you market your film at festivals? (replacing a festival publicist; managing street teams; poster/postcard design, printing, and shipping; fan information collection; etc.)
19. What would you pay for that website, per film?
20. Would you use a website that helped you market and distribute your film publicly? (Services that could replace a publicist; book theaters; press and fulfill DVDs; get your film onto Netflix and iTunes; buy ads; drive social media marketing; etc.)
21. What would you pay for that website, per film?
22. Do you live in (or around) NYC?
23. If we ply you with free food, liquor, and/or false praise, would you be willing to spend 30 minutes giving us feedback on those kinds of filmmaker tools?
24. If so, what's the best email to reach you. (We won't spam you or otherwise use the address.)
25. Anything else you want to tell us?
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