How Hiring Interns Can Save You During the Distribution Process

Mount Joy Writer M. Angelo Mena by a Billboard in Lancaster, PA
Though it might be possible, it's not recommended to distribute and market your film all by yourself. Mount Joy's Katie Hyde talks about hiring interns, using a news-wire and capitalizing on targeted local press releases to spread the word.

In Part 1 of our discussion, we talked about distributing a dramatic narrative feature film without name talent. Now that Mount Joy has enjoyed its theatrical premiere in its hometown of Lancaster, PA, I sat down with Katie to talk about the her next steps.

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Thanks to the Mount Joy team for sharing some insights on their process. Have you ever hired interns on any of your film projects? What things have you done to market your films once they've hit VOD?     

Header photo by Angelo Mena

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Why not pay people who work for you?

February 27, 2015 at 5:55AM, Edited February 27, 5:55AM

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Ed David
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This practice can often be illegal. At the last SXSW they had a panelist from one of the interns who successfully sued the production of Black Swan.

Don't use interns, pay people fair wages. Even indie film makers should keep this in mind. It's just part of paying it forward. You're cutting off the rungs of the ladder behind you otherwise.

February 27, 2015 at 8:37AM

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David French
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