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Dreams of distribution

Hollywood Jock faces his toughest task: finding a distributor for "94 Feet of Hell."

Updated: January 27, 2004, 10:48 AM ET
By Rob Ryder | Special to Page 2

Wanna make a movie? Lesson No. 1: It's the distributor, stupid.

This country is littered with the rotting corpses of unseen movies -- all financed on the backs of Mom and Dad, Uncle Joe and Aunt Rose, Capitol One, Providian, Cross Country Bank, a consortium of dentists from Omaha, a consortium of drug dealers from Boca Raton, and undoubtedly a consortium of drug dealing dentists from somewhere in between.

Don't get me wrong. Finding money to make a movie is no stroll in the ...

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