Rhythm and Hues went bankrupt just before they won the vfx oscar for Life of Pi.
This article explains why vfx has proved a dreadful business.
Here’s a sample Business Plan for an indie film
Scotland’s Indie Movie Theaters Team With Distrify for Online Streaming Service – The Hollywood Reporter
Each movie house will host a new online viewing platform on its website – the GFT Player and the Filmhouse Player.
Films will be available to stream 24/7 and can be watched on computers, tablets and mobiles anywhere in the U.K. or Ireland. Streaming prices will start at £3.49 $5.62 with the service going live online from November.
The online players will carry fresh releases — available to stream alongside their screenings in the cinema – alongside “favorite” films that audiences may have missed on the big screen like the enjoyable French comedy The Women on the 6th Floor.
With independent filmmakers such as Edward Burns releasing films exclusively through VoD, and distributors such as Magnolia Pictures and the Weinstein Company’s Radius increasingly moving to multi-platform strategies, VoD seems poised to replace DVD and theatrical as the main distribution channel for independent films.
Upwards of 40 films were sold at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, according to the folks at Variety. Of these numerous titles, 29 of them are currently on their way to distributors in the United States. Apparently the festival showcased a large number of potential money-makers, as evidenced by the total number of motion pictures that were acquired during the 11-day event.
Tugg reserves the theater, handles ticketing, and arranges delivery of the movie. (If not enough people commit, no screening is set up, and moviegoers are charged nothing.)
Now you can host your own film festival in a real theater!
…the current shifts in the indie world—fewer indie distributors, smaller acquisition deals, and less money financing indie, especially artier, fare—align with where the studios are headed. As financing indies has become tougher, indie filmmakers who might otherwise be making more challenging work have moved toward genre filmmaking.
NoBudge is completely free and features no ads on the site, save for ones from the films being shown. You don’t even have to sign up to check out what the site has it offer. It just… is.
First of all, what is an Independent Film predator? They are less-than-legitimate indie film distributors that want to distribute your film. And unfortunately, there’s a bunch of ‘em.