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4 Rules for Protecting your Independent Film from Predators

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. Link: 4 Rules for Protecting your Independent Film from Predators.

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The changing tide of digital film distribution

A glance at the trades tells us everything we need to know about the current state of independent film distribution… it’s changing. http://cri.nyu.edu/the-changing-tide-of-digital-distribution-june-2012

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Indie films find financial backers online through Kickstarter

Inspirational little LA Times piece.  When are you going to do yours? Link: Indie films find financial backers online through Kickstarter

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Here’s why the big boys don’t respect you, dear indies…

He makes the case for hiring a “Producer of Marketing and Distribution”. Here’s why the big boys don’t respect you, dear indies… 

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Tricks for Mastering the Documentary Distribution Circus | Film Independent

Is ten years enough time to work on a film and get it out there? Link: Tricks for Mastering the Documentary Distribution Circus | Film Independent.

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Just Crowdfund the $&# Movie!

  Actually, he seems leaning more towards investments than donations, but read what he has to say anyway.  It’s the thought that counts… Link: Just Crowdfund the $&# Movie!

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What Happened to Spike Lee? His “Red Hook Summer” Goes to Mini-Indie Distributor

And now today it’s announced that Variance Films–the kind of place that puts out movies you’ve never heard and never will–is going to release it via  Forbes.

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With Tugg, people can pick movies to show at local theaters – latimes.com

Tugg’s library includes independent, foreign and specialty films as well as repertory titles. Anyone can select a film and a theater; if enough tickets sell in advance, the movie is shown. via With Tugg, people can pick movies to show at local theaters

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Keep as many of your film’s rights as you can in-house…

Indies needlessly tie up their films in a thicket of legal boilerplate over long periods of time without getting much in return, especially in the short-term. They aren’t able to extricate themselves from shoddy lackluster deals that aren’t working for them and their production, and by the time their film’s rights revert back to them […]

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The Sales Agent Perspective on Indie Film Financing

The banks are only giving you 60 cents on the dollar for a pre-sale? Link: The Sales Agent Perspective on Indie Film Financing 

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