Archive for February, 2010

Indie Theatrical outlet in Pittsburgh

Another in the growing list of indie venues. Pittsburgh Hollywood Theater gives audiences retro films, food | The Pitt News.

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Walmart Buys Vudu

Quick!  Where’s the “Submit Your Film to VUDU” button? E-Commerce News: Film: Walmart Buys Vudu to Take Another Stab at Online Movie Distribution.

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Unpublished Beatles photos left in a drawer until this year

They’re in nice, bright Kodachrome color too! Photog looks like Austin Powers before he went into hibernation. There are 23 shots, article shows six. John Lennon plays dead in poignant unseen photo| Mail Online.

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B-Side Entertainment Shutters

B-Side offered back-end web scheduling and social connection services to film festivals (even Sundance used them).  They also distributed films via the “host a screening” method. They ran out of money before they could sustain themselves.  A case of being there too early, perhaps. Filmmaker Magazine | Filmmaker Blog.

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A Field Guide to Regional Horror Films

This blog is devoted to “local” horror films made in backyards all over the USA. Is this a great country or what? The Dead Next Door: A Field Guide to Regional Horror Films.

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Finding money for your documentary

Common sense advice from a master. Morrie Warshawski on finding money for your documentary : DocumentaryTech.

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The Perils of Mack Sennett

This is a fascinating account of the hows and whys of the survival (or not) of Mack Sennett’s prodigious silent film output. Mack Sennett: The Survival of Films Often Depends Upon Who Distributed Them – the Film Preservation Blogathon.

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Sony Releases Columbia Film Noir Set

Jumping on the Noir back-catalog bandwagon, Sony raids the Columbia vaults. Here’s a great Wall Street Journal Review. Bad Girls of Film Noir – WSJ.com.

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Is Day-and-Date VOD rollout in the cards?

Will even blockbuster films be available for digital streaming on the theatrical release date?  Not yet, but maybe soon. The future of film – LA Daily News.

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Abbey Road Studios for sale

EMI is struggling as its acquiring parent got over-leveraged to buy the company in the first place.  It’s the same old acquisition story, benefitting no one but the financiers via fees. FT.com / Media – EMI’s long and winding road leads to Abbey Road sale sign.

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