Archive for October, 2011

Two Cons of DIY Film Distribution

Not everyone is a fan of DIY, but remember this is VARIETY talking… After all, years later, is it better to have an inadequate distributor re-releasing your past film(s) once your name becomes synonymous with quality content, or is it better to own a limited library of titles that no one really wants because no [...]

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

MY TITLE IS THEIR TITLE – NOW WHAT?

You have a title for your film that’s been used before? Trademarks generally do not protect a singular title of one work. Therefore, the minds behind a A Gnome Named Gnorm may not have any clear trademark rights in that title.  It’s a different story if we’re talking about the title of a series (such [...]

Hollywood

Netflix Abandons Qwikster DVD Plan

Happy Columbus Day.  Netflix backs off from a stupid idea. Link: Netflix Abandons Qwikster DVD Plan.

Hollywood

YouTube Planet: Who’s Watching Videos Online? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Just about everyone, it turns out… Link: YouTube Planet: Who’s Watching Videos Online? [INFOGRAPHIC].

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

CASE STUDY: Successful Independent Film Distribution

First you have to narrow your definition of success… “You should look at distribution as a way of getting your movie out to the world, and not as a way of making money.   “Thinking you’re going to make money without stars is an unrealistic expectation. Link: SECRETS TO SUCCESS FROM OUR CASE STUDY COLLECTION [...]

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

William Castle’s Formula for Fake Movie Blood

His daughter Terri is reviving William Castle Productions and is sharing his Fake Movie Blood formula. Link: William Castle is Back From the Dead and He Brought the Recipe for His Movie Blood – indieWIRE.

Hollywood

A Guide To Sabotaging Your Own Film

  Did Kevin Smith take the right distribution path for his “Red State” feature? Lots of people uninvolved with it have opinions anyway…   A Guide To Sabotaging Your Own Film, Ctd – The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Beast.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

“WE ARE ALL SCABS”: Some Contradictions in U.S. Independent Film Culture

Not everyone is happy with the way things are going. Link: The Brooklyn Rail.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Edward Burns talks about his latest $9,000 Indie Film

He also opens up about the upsides of digital distribution and small budgets Link:  Fast Chat: Edward Burns | Adweek.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution