Internationally Known Movie/Entertainment Industry Brand For Sale

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World's best-selling independent movie publication and website
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Business Description

MovieMaker, “the Art and Business of Making Movies,” is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2018. MovieMaker is the world’s best-selling independent film magazine and its companion Website, "," is one of the most popular film sites on the web, averaging 45K unique visitors/wk and growing. "MovieMaker" is a brand known and trusted by the Hollywood entertainment industry. Published four to five times per year and distributed internationally, the publication focuses on the art and business of making movies with a special emphasis on independent and arthouse film. Founded in 1993, the publication has wide crossover appeal and enjoys a loyal special-interest consumer readership of 140,000. Its website,, is one of the most visited movie sites on the web. Distributed to newsstands and subscribers, MovieMaker maintains partnerships with the industry’s leading film festivals, schools, and businesses.

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Burbank, California. (Formerly located for five years in Santa Monica. Previously in New York City- 12 yrs- and for a short time in Portland, Maine. Founded in Seattle, WA- seven years). Small, dedicated staff in Los Angels with support staff nationwide (ad sales team, freelance writers, illustrators, photographers, etc.
Market Outlook/
No other company does quite what we do, which is to combine film education with a leading publication and website while also being active in the production of movies under the banner of MovieMaker Production Services.
Growth & Expansion:
Incredible expansion potential via international subscribership, international film education, TV show ("MovieMaker on Location," an Anthony Bourdain-type series), podcast, seminars and tradeshows, web series, movie producing, etc. All the elements are in place and we've made inroads into several of these new initiatives.
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About the Sale

Reason For Selling:
After 25 years it's time for new blood to take our brand to the next level
Owner will stay aboard for agreed-upon length of time; staff happy to stay
Seller Financing:
With full price offer owner is willing to hold 25 percent for up to two years

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Timothy Rhys

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