Daniel Linck is principal of Pacific Horizon Entertainment and has produced (and sold) numerous television, video and lower budget theatrical works and documentaries. In this candid interview, Mr. Linck discusses the pitfalls and triumphs of independent feature production, managing distribution and sales and the shark infested waters of foreign film markets.
Motion pictures can be studio-financed or independently financed, and the difference between the two is budget, time and creative control. What are the trade-offs by making your movie before selling it to distribution? Who finances independent films and do they make a return on that investment? How do you take your finished movie to market and where are the buyers?