Archive for January, 2012

SnagFilms Adds $7 Million; Looks To Be Netflix Of Indie Film | paidContent

Rick Allen, SnagFilms’s CEO, said the money will be used to further expand the company’s library and market its films. It also will be used to augment its technology. “Going up on more than 100 devices and platforms was not an inconsiderable task,” Allen told paidContent, noting that the company plans to begin streaming to […]

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Sundance 2012: Magnolia Pictures Acquiring Horror Flick ‘V/H/S’ for North of $1 Million Exclusive – Hollywood Reporter

The found-footage-within-found-footage creeper is the first horror title to be acquired at the festival this year. via Sundance 2012: Magnolia Pictures Acquiring Horror Flick ‘V/H/S’ for North of $1 Million Exclusive – Hollywood Reporter.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Will Kevin Smith Take Your Film On The Road?

“I honestly cannot wait to start finding flicks to take out on the road. Live action, animation, big budget, micro-budget, comedy, drama, horror — I want you to send ‘em all to SMacquisitions@phase4films.com! Come join the circus!” Full Story at:  Kevin Smith Partnering With Phase 4 Films For SModcast Distribution Deal – CinemaBlend.com.

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Drafthouse Films may attain Academy acclaim with Fantastic Fest hit, Bullhead – 2012-Jan-21 – CultureMap Austin

Since debuting in 2010, Drafthouse Films, the distribution arm of the continually diversifying Alamo Drafthouse, has continued to gain domestic distribution rights for an impressive collection of critically acclaimed art house films. While many award winners, such as Four Lions, have received numerous accolades, one Drafthouse Film might earn the coveted title of “Oscar winner.” […]

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Radio World: Clear Channel Drops ‘Radio’ From Its Name

Uh-Oh. When a company that owns half the industry de-references the industry itself…   Radio World: Clear Channel Drops ‘Radio’ From Its Name.

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SnagFilms, Withoutabox pair up to be new road to distributor – chicagotribune.com

A division of IMDb, Withoutabox is already used by a number of film festivals as an online application portal. The partnership with SnagFilm reps an unusual initiative that aims to boost accessibility to distribution pipelines. via SnagFilms, Withoutabox pair up: Initiative aims to be new road to distributor – chicagotribune.com.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Ed Burns in the Wall Street Journal on the Digital Film distribution biz

His $2 million turns a profit with digital distribution and he doesn;t have to share it with a studio!   Once the film was finished, we would be facing an ever-shrinking theatrical marketplace for independent film. Art houses were closing around the country and a number of the great indie distribution companies like Warner Independent, […]

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Could GoDigital be the Digital Distribution Platform for your film?

Can’t hurt to try. “For better or worse, Netflix is in the news almost every day and audiences are very aware of digital distribution,” he says. “The next step is trying to figure out how to market everything and figuring out how to match our consumer base with the films they want to see.” via […]

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Lost Sundance Films Find A Home In Online Video

Fantastic news for films that played at the Sundance Film Festival and never got a distribution deal. Link:  Lost Sundance Films Find A Home In Online Video.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

George Lucas says Hollywood won’t support black films‎

Interesting backgrounder on Hollywood thinking and why Tyler Perry is one of the most profitable filmmakers “I showed it to all of them and they said, ‘No. We don’t know how to market a movie like this,’” he said. “They don’t believe there’s any foreign market for it, and that’s 60% of their profit,” he […]

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