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, Picturehouse, and ThinkFilm had gone under as well. Everyone wondered where the specialized film audience had gone – had the customer simply disappeared? We thought we had a pretty good idea where this audience went… They were sitting very comfortably in their living rooms watching excellent programming on cable television and with On Demand available, when they wanted it.

Link:  Ed Burns: From Arthouse to Our House – Speakeasy – WSJ.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

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