Posts Tagged ‘Independent Film
…the current shifts in the indie world—fewer indie distributors, smaller acquisition deals, and less money financing indie, especially artier, fare—align with where the studios are headed. As financing indies has become tougher, indie filmmakers who might otherwise be making more challenging work have moved toward genre filmmaking. via Tribeca: Future of Film: As Hollywood Shifts, […]
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.
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 […]
Otherwise bag it, they say… DIY DISTRIBUTION: CAN YOU REALLY DO IT ALL YOURSELF? | Film Independent.
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 […]
Indies go hang. We need international star appeal. You know, like Hollywood movies! Link: Film Finance Forum: Challenge for indies – – Variety.
I find these stories so you don’t have to. link: Speakeasy – WallStreetJournal.
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Launches Indie DirectTM, a Full Service Theatrical Distribution and Marketing Solution for Independent Films – MarketWatch
While this may be out of range for most of us, it is just the beginning. This could morph into or inspire similar services for those of us on a lower budget. Besides, if Ted Hope is involved then there’s Hope Link: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Launches Indie DirectTM – MarketWatch.
No good can come of this… Link: UK film distributors left reeling by financial impact of London Riots Warehouse fire
Back when I ran the BaltiCon Short Film Festival, we made sure each entrant got some earnest written feedback from the judges for their trouble. The modern Sundance ethic is to charge filmmakers $150 for a one-day seminar to give them feedback on the hundreds of entrants overall, in bulk, as it were. Why didn’t […]