Archive for November, 2011

See An early example of our Stop Motion Animation in 8mm

From 1968 with a windup Sekonic and a lot of patience.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Paramount Hit With Lawsuit From $375M Investor – He wants money, the nerve!

LOL!  Investor gets nothing from huge Box Office!  Nothing new except investors are starting to be willing to burn their Hollywood bridges to get their money! The funded films include all three Transformers films, as well as “Flags of Our Fathers, “Blades of Glory” and “Dreamgirls.” Those films grossed nearly $7 billion at the box […]

Hollywood

10 Tips on Indie Distribution, Funding, Casting

Good tips from the BNA Atlas International Film & TV Finance Summit. Like this one: Jodi Peikoff, also an entertainment attorney, represents clients like Michael C. Hall. Using Hall as an example, Peikoff explained that he has no shortage of offers to play gay characters or serial killers, given his roles on Six Feet Under […]

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Digital movie projectors end Hollywood’s film era

In just two months, digital will overtake film as the predominant movie projector technology in the world’s cinemas Link Digital movie projectors end Hollywood’s film era – Nov. 21, 2011.

Hollywood

Silicon Valley Ready To Occupy Hollywood

“Writers and filmmakers will increasingly have to pitch and create spec projects with a mind to internet distribution and transmedia,” Link:  Gina Hall: Silicon Valley Ready To Occupy Hollywood.

Hollywood, Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Healthy eating doco to be distributed in Woolworths produce section

Cross told Mumbrella: “I did the deal directly. Woolworths are supporting the film as their view is this is a film that inspires people to eat more fresh food and they’re the fresh food people.” Link: Healthy eating doco to be distributed in Woolworths produce section – mUmBRELLA.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

New Nichelle Nichols Indie Film Tries New Revenue Source

New Indie Film Distribution Model Pioneered by Nichelle Nichols Comic Thriller Lady Magdalene’s.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Roger Ebert on the sudden death of film

New 35mm movie projectors are no longer manufactured, for the simple reason that used projectors, some not very old, are flooding the market. The reason for that is fairly disheartening. Some manufacturers of digital projectors required that existing film projectors must be removed from projection booths before their equipment could be installed. Why? No doubt […]

Hollywood

LAME DISCUSSION of Indie Film DIY DISTRIBUTION concludes you need to be a hit at Sundance

  Otherwise bag it, they say…   DIY DISTRIBUTION: CAN YOU REALLY DO IT ALL YOURSELF? | Film Independent.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Should you tailor your next film for Halloween?

The pros and cons of a Halloween release… While most theatrically released horror/paranormal and related Halloween friendly pictures fail to reach the $100 million dollar mark at the domestic box-office, most of them are also void of expensive actors, so their financial risk is minor. Simply put, rolling the dice on productions that cost less […]

Independent Film Finance and Distribution