Archive for December, 2009

10 Things Movie Theaters Won’t Tell You

My favorite thing… Digital is making large inroads and smaller films can now be delivered on a hard drive! via 10 Things Movie Theaters Won’t Tell You at SmartMoney.com.

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Seven Writer’s Rules for Survival in Animation

from a writer on Disney’s “Princess And The Frog”.  A good intro to the “Making Of”  site as well. via MakingOf – Insiders – Rob Edwards –.

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The Ten Principles of Hybrid Distribution

A bit “high-level” but read it anyway. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

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The state of Indie Distribution today

Here’s your road map.  There’s a signpost up ahead…. WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD.

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The 21 Brave Thinkers Of Truly Free Film 2009

A wonderful year-end list of the battle for indie distribution on all fronts. Click Here for more.

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Create a free website for your film

Not only do you get webpages, but they offer free services to help with scheduling, etc. Link: Create a free website for your film with Movieset.com.

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James Cameron, Peter Jackson dialog

They talk mostly about 3D and how blockbusters are the only safe bet… James Cameron, Peter Jackson on Film Technology – Newsweek.com.

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A Decade of Filmmaker Empowerment Coming

What he means is a decade of filmmaker empowerment if the filmmaker has a crack team of MBAs working for him… Steven Beer: A Decade of Filmmaker Empowerment Coming – indieWIRE.

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Somebody tries to patent movie distribution

Another great argument against business process patents. If this were granted and you sold your movie online, you’d owe them money or be sued for infringement (which is their real racket). Link: (WO/2007/103700) MOVIE STUDIO-BASED NETWORK DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND METHOD.

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Auteur Theory Dept: David Mamet To Direct ‘Anne Frank’

Each director has his own vision.   Without the director, the actors would just play the story.  Where’s the fun in that? Link: Mamet To Direct ‘Anne Frank’

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