This video is about HOW TO SELL YOUR WEB SERIES – in it, I define the four necessary criteria for a distributor to say ‘Yes’. It’s not enough to go into a pitch with simply a good idea. Distributors aren’t only interested in plot, so you need to bring them something bigger. They are looking for game changers, not people looking to collect a check.
I learned this stuff the hard way. My career has been good to me over the past decade, but it wasn’t always that way. My early career was filled with being broke, running from my landlord and eating those 50 cent ramen packets. Once I did start getting work, I wasn’t making the work I wanted to be known for. It was a ton of pointing a camera at CEO’s heads while they talked about phosphorous prices. I was trapped in a cycle of never-ending gig-work and was completely dissatisfied.
And if it wasn’t for the advice of a good friend and mentor, I could very well STILL be there. He showed me a chink in the armor of how studios and brands bought content and from that moment on, my life changed.
Fast forward a couple of months from that point and I finally sold my first web series … for $100k. Soon, I began selling more and more content, all without an agent, without being ‘famous’ and without being an internet superstar.
Just over the past few years I’ve sold millions of dollars worth of web series content to studios like YouTube Red, Maker, Go90 and brands like Verizon, Toyota and Starbucks. All with 4 criteria I breakdown in this video at the center of my pitches.
Today I have time and resources to create my projects the right way. I work on projects I choose, I have people who will buy my stuff and distributors who will get audiences to see it.
Simply, I’m busy making the content I’ve always wanted to be known for simply because I changed a few things and asked myself some hard questions.
Now before you think I’m floating on a giant, inflatable swan in an infinity pool while Jeeves serves me mangos, I still have to work my ass off, but I’m not scared all the time, wondering if any of this is worth it.
Because it IS hard and because so many of you ask me the question, “How do I sell my web series”? I put together this video for you that will helpfully smooth the path.