Archive for April, 2012

What Happened to Spike Lee? His “Red Hook Summer” Goes to Mini-Indie Distributor

And now today it’s announced that Variance Films–the kind of place that puts out movies you’ve never heard and never will–is going to release it via  Forbes.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Fox To Cease 35mm Film Distribution

The media giants plan to phase out 35mm film to make room for digital prints over the next two years, resulting in all its domestic distribution being on a digital format within two years. via Daily Bite: Fox To Cease 35mm Film Distribution | The Irish Film & Television Network.

Hollywood

With Tugg, people can pick movies to show at local theaters – latimes.com

Tugg’s library includes independent, foreign and specialty films as well as repertory titles. Anyone can select a film and a theater; if enough tickets sell in advance, the movie is shown. via With Tugg, people can pick movies to show at local theaters

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Spectacular Double Exposure Oil Paintings – My Modern Metropolis

Spectacular Double Exposure Oil Paintings – My Modern Metropolis.

Tech

Love motel’s Batman room lets you get it on like the Dark Knight

via Love motel’s Batman room lets you get it on like the Dark Knight | DVICE.

Tech

Keep as many of your film’s rights as you can in-house…

Indies needlessly tie up their films in a thicket of legal boilerplate over long periods of time without getting much in return, especially in the short-term. They aren’t able to extricate themselves from shoddy lackluster deals that aren’t working for them and their production, and by the time their film’s rights revert back to them […]

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

The Sales Agent Perspective on Indie Film Financing

The banks are only giving you 60 cents on the dollar for a pre-sale? Link: The Sales Agent Perspective on Indie Film Financing 

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

The “Truth” About VOD – Cable Operators not reporting sales

If you are a DIY filmmaker or an indie film distributor, wouldn’t you want to know when and where your title is being ordered You could select local media, even advertise on the cable TV operator’s network, if you knew where to do that? Wouldn’t you want to know what time of day it seems […]

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Many More Indie Films Are Released, but Not Very Widely

  Link: Many More Indie Films Are Released, but Not Very Widely, Study Finds – NYTimes.com.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

‘Sherlock': Modern Mysteries, Layered with Inventive Visuals

  Interesting strategies and tactics to get the look for “Sherlock”.   ‘Sherlock': Modern Mysteries, Layered with Inventive Visuals 

TV