iPhone 2013 Photo Awards

Some of the pix are built-in effects-ed to all get out but many are real-life shots, my current favorite genre (less setup work :-) ).
This proves you don’t need an expensive $600 camera…wait…

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/howaboutthat/10257954/The-iPhone-Photography-Awards-2013.html?frame=2649930

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

In a world where people just click films…

What is the role of movie distributor in a world where people have instant access to films at the click of a mouse? Experts ponder in this video…

http://www.filmindependent.org/blogs/movie-distribution-in-a-digital-world/#.UTzosaV19PM …

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

VFX Crossroads: Causes & Effects Of An Industry Crisis

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.

http://magazine.creativecow.net/article/vfx-at-a-crossroads

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Movie Business Plan

Here’s a sample Business Plan for an indie film

Movie Business Plan.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

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.

via  The Hollywood Reporter.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

TIFF’s “VOD Killed The DVD Star” 1’03″04 « Movie City News

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.

via TIFF’s “VOD Killed The DVD Star” 1’03″04 « Movie City News.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Dozens Of Films Find Distribution At Toronto International Film Festival

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.

via Dozens Of Films Find Distribution At Toronto International Film Festival.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Indie Using Tugg Movie Distribution Model

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.)

via Indie Using Tugg Movie Distribution Model – Deadline.com.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

‘Theatrical On Demand’ democratizes film distribution in the US — RT

Now you can host your own film festival in a real theater!

link:

‘Theatrical On Demand’ democratizes film distribution in the US — RT.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Tribeca: Future of Film: As Hollywood Shifts, Are Paradigms Colliding?

…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.

via Tribeca: Future of Film: As Hollywood Shifts, Are Paradigms Colliding?.

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