Posts Tagged ‘Independent Film

Tribeca: Future of Film: As Hollywood Shifts, Are Paradigms Colliding?

…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, […]

Hollywood, Independent Film Finance and Distribution

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

10 Tips on Indie Distribution, Funding, Casting

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 […]

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

LAME DISCUSSION of Indie Film DIY DISTRIBUTION concludes you need to be a hit at Sundance

  Otherwise bag it, they say…   DIY DISTRIBUTION: CAN YOU REALLY DO IT ALL YOURSELF? | Film Independent.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Should you tailor your next film for Halloween?

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 […]

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Variety: Film Financiers can’t be bothered with small projects

Indies go hang. We need international star appeal.  You know, like Hollywood movies! Link: Film Finance Forum: Challenge for indies – – Variety.

Hollywood, Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Ex-Groupon Executive Launches Indie Movie-Rental Site

I find these stories so you don’t have to. link: Speakeasy – WallStreetJournal.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

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.

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

UK film distributors left reeling by financial impact of London Riots warehouse fire

No good can come of this… Link: UK film distributors left reeling by financial impact of London Riots Warehouse fire

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

A DAY AT THE SUNDANCE SHORT FILMS LAB

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 […]

Independent Film Finance and Distribution