Archive for December, 2011

One-night screenings a growing trend in film business

They said one-night screenings, not one-night stands…   Instead of just going straight to disc, download or TV broadcast — or risking a longer-term theatrical run — a growing number of films are now screening just once or twice in movie chains across the country. In some cases, the filmmakers and/or stars also attend.   […]

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Thanks for the memories: It’s the end of an era as 35mm film declines

In January 2012, there will be more digital-cinema screens in the world than 35mm ones for the first time since the technology conversion began in 1999. Link:  Thanks for the memories: It’s the end of an era as 35mm film declines.

Hollywood

Occupy Big Screens: New venues welcome DIY filmmakers

Studios and the big specialty distributors have long been the main occupiers of theatre screens, but smaller players—do-it-yourself DIY distributors and especially DIY filmmakers—are now being afforded more big-screen opportunities. Call it revenge of the 99%. Link:   Occupy Big Screens: New venues and programs welcome DIY filmmakers.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Maximizing Distribution Through Crowdfunding

MY REINCARNATION shows how a well-executed crowdfunding campaign can be used to maximize distribution. In addition to enabling the funding of the theatrical rollout, the campaign increased awareness among core audiences, generated substantial press coverage, and facilitated partnerships. Link: Maximizing Distribution Through Crowdfunding | indieWIRE.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Lost Doctor Who episodes recovered from space

“They are signals that left the Earth about 50 years ago and have bounced off an object or more likely a field of objects some 25 light years away”. via BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | 47 year old television signals bouncing back to Earth.

TV

Roger Corman On Indie Film Prospects Today

Among other topics, a good quick interview.   Q: You gave Martin Scorsese his start with “Boxcar Bertha” but when he came to you with his next picture, “Mean Streets,” you passed. A: “I said, ‘Y’know, Marty, we’ve done very well with these black gang films and ‘Mean Streets’ is a gang film. What do […]

Hollywood

How Rockers on World Tours Handle Exchange Rates

  Bet you never thought this was a problem… For example, now no one wants to be paid in Euros!   Link: Overweight in Metal, This Band Tries to Play Tunes in Forex – WSJ.com.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution