Be sure to check out Jon Reiss' guest post on Truly Free Film where he discusses the need for Producers of Marketing & Distribution.
My goal is that in five years time, whenever a filmmaker puts out a call for a PMD they will receive as many resumes for a PMD as for a DP or Editor or AD. Even if a film ends up with traditional distribution, the work of a PMD during prep, production and post is invaluable. If the film doesn’t obtain traditional distribution (or doesn’t want traditional distribution) a PMD (and a complete distribution and marketing crew) are vital.
An important adaptation that every filmmaker making a film independently should make.