Adam Leipzig over at Cultural Weekly talks my language… numbers!
Leipzig breaks down a couple of different scenarios for a low – he says ‘micro’, but here in Japan his number ($400k) is medium budget! – budget film as far as traditional or direct distribution. It’s good reading if you like to see simulations and numbers (which I do).
Of course, the problem with articles like these is that they are VERY subjective and your mileage might vary incredibly. So they are best taken as theory, not practice.