Archive for March, 2010

50,000 Movie Downloaders Being Sued

And it’s all for non-studio, ie independent, films! via 50,000 Movie Downloaders Being Sued To Create Revenue For Greedy Lawyers.

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Why I Tour

This filmmaker has been touring his films for 8 years! He lets us in on the good and the, er, exciting…. link: Why I Tour | Angry Filmmaker.

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Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop

is Hitting Theaters Soon via viral release. This is another of those “Is it real, or faked?” films. via FirstShowing.net.

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Final Season for ‘At the Movies’

The show founded by Siskel and Ebert, while still profitable, is apparently not profitable enough. “Theatrical distribution is now dominated by the big-budget, heavily marketed 3-D of the Week. Such films have a success utterly independent of critics.” via Final Season for ‘At the Movies’ – NYTimes.com.

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Official Rejection

Official Rejection is a documentary about the trials of filmmakers making the rounds of the festivals. It’s enough to make you reject festivals! Official Rejection Movie Review

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How to Grow your own Audience

Alternative Methods of Distribution Geared to Documentaries. YouTube – Panel — How to Grow your own Audience: Alternative Methods of Distribution.

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Independent Film Marketing Checklist While in Production

Handy, valuable and very general.  This checklist shows why Publicist is a full-time job in itself. Independent Film Marketing Checklist While in Production.

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Now, The Alien Factor in stereo…

A boutique UK record company has inked an agreement with us to release The Alien Factor soundtrack on a Limited Edition 600 copy Vinyl LP. I’ll let you know when it is released and where to get it. What better reason to buy a turntable?

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Crowdfunding: All Hype?

Angelo Bell objectively looks at his experiences and those of his friends on “Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding”. I think he pretty much nails it. Hint: Take hope, it might work for you. Crowdfunding & Crowdsourcing: Don’t Believe the Hype – Associated Content

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Jeff Lipsky on what it REALLY Means to be a Distributor

“My job is to return as much theatrical film rental, gross film rental, that is, to the filmmaker/producer/investor as possible.  It’s not to attend film festivals where your film appears, it is not to host premieres…” “Film festivals often siphon off potential audiences for independent films. Most pay little or nothing to a filmmaker. Playing […]

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