Archive for November, 2009
An unusually clear-headed evaluation of the problem of earning a living as a filmmaker. Juicy quotes: “…we are currently stuck in a limbo between distribution as it was and distribution as it will be. Online distribution is not based on the scarcity model of theatrical and television. This is good news for people wanting access […]
This article shows many ways film festivals can lose booked films. From distributors to lost prints to politics…many interesting cases here. It goes on to enumerate many other pitfalls. If you ever even thought about running a film festival, this is a must-read. Link: Programming a Film Festival
Pretty soon we’ll see films in theatres only if the theatre is a closer drive than the RedBox. Reel Time: The Incredible Shrinking Window for Movie Releases – Knowledge@Wharton.
There’s such a thing as too much Kool Aid. Commentary » Blog Archive » A New York Times Embarrassment That’s Not on the Front Page.
End-of-the-world cancelled! Film at 11. I won’t hold my carbon dioxide waiting for an apology for all the shameless chicken-littleing. CBS link: CBS Fox link: Fox
Wow! A a fascinating account of a film festival runner who defrauds everybody from filmmakers to the projectionist! This business does attract its fair share of scam artists but this one seems to have cut a major swath for seven years. Queens Chronicle – Film fest head a fraud, many say.
I like these quotes: “I guess we’ll all be showing films out of a truck soon.” “You need to see live music, and in the same way, you need to see live movies.” via Curtain closes on The Carlton – EYE WEEKLY.
As did Warners recently, so does Universal making important films finally available with some having first-runs on TCM cable. via Hear That Creaking? Another Vault Opens
DO we really need remakes of Arthur, Meatballs, Conan, Westworld, Poltergeist? … the road goes ever on. I knew Hollywood was risk-averse and formulaic in the past, but this is ridiculous. The Birds? Logan’s Run? The Rocky Horror Picture Show??? Depressing link here: 55 movie remakes currently in the works
‘Ink’ was downloaded over 400,000 times in the last 2 weeks. From zero to a kind of fame hat was elusive before. BUT, there’s really no money in it. A very insightful piece via Film School Rejects.