Posts Tagged ‘Indie 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, […]
A glance at the trades tells us everything we need to know about the current state of independent film distribution… it’s changing. http://cri.nyu.edu/the-changing-tide-of-digital-distribution-june-2012
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.
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.
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.
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 […]