Distribution/Film Festivals

New 9×16 Festival Could Showcase YOUR FILM at the Next Cannes!

In certain filmmaking crowds it is often expected of me, as a student of film history, to abhor the modern trend of vertical video or 9×16. But many people would be surprised to find out that I actually do not have a problem with the format at all. We take photos in portrait mode, we Read MoreRead More

Southeast Asia Project Shines a Light on Pacific Rim Filmmakers

The short film has long been the proving ground for filmmakers – a unique format that allows creators to explore and experiment with cinematic ideas. But in years past the short format has gone with little recognition. Japanese actor Tetsuya Bessho wanted to change that and introduce his homeland to the possibilities of short film. In Read MoreRead More

How Do We Measure an Audience? A New Filmmaker IQ LESSON!!

Jurassic World just set a record at the box office for opening weekend – but what do these box office numbers mean? How do we measure an audience? – It’s not always as simple as counting tickets. In this lesson we look at the techniques and methods studios and distributors use to calculate who has Read MoreRead More

Are Film Festivals Worth It?

To many filmmakers starting out – a film festival is the shining goal, the end zone of the production pipeline. Nothing could be further from the truth – a festival is just the start of the distribution game. Amber Sherman tackles the question – are festivals worth it? The film festival circuit is supposed to Read MoreRead More

What Filmmakers Should Know About Negotiating A Film Distribution Deal

Michael C. Donaldson and Lisa A Callif discuss what happens when a film gets a distribution deal. Via Film Courage Here’s another discussing what it’s like hiring an entertainment attorney.Read More

Pablo Ferro on Making The Titles for Dr. Strangelove

Title Designer PABLO FERRO speaks about his work on Dr. Strangelove. I was doing commercials and I created a new way to cut and that’s why I got popular. That’s how Stanley [Kubrick] saw my work. He saw my reel and he loved it. He said, “I would like you to do the trailer for Strangelove because Read MoreRead More

How To Read The Numbers For THE INTERVIEW’s VOD Release

Fawn Lebowitz tries to shed some transparency in comparing THE INTERVIEW’s day-and-date release to a typical weekend box office. With the release of Sony’s The Interview on limited VOD platforms, there were a number of cyber conversations about the ramifications of a major studio doing a day and date VOD release. And then Sony made their Read MoreRead More

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