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How to Save Indie Distribution in 5 Easy Steps

Straith Schreder is the Director of Content Strategy, BitTorrent, Inc., which has worked with Drafthouse Films on its BitTorrent Bundle. Below Schreder outlines the ways in which Drafthouse Films is an indicator of where independent distribution is headed. Schreder highlights five ways that Drafthouse Films gets the new distribution model right. Alamo Drafthouse started out Read MoreRead More

Examining Kevin Smith’s Red State Self-Distribution Gamble

Jeremiah Karpowicz examines the Kevin Smith’s self distribution strategy for his 2011 film, Red State. In January of 2011, Kevin Smith premiered Red State at the Sundance Film Festival. As with practically every film that’s screened at Sundance, filmmakers were there to show off their work in the hopes that one of the assembled distributors would Read MoreRead More

The Golden Age of Creative Distribution Is Upon Us, Use These 5 Tips to Stay Ahead

PJ Raval offers 5 tips to keep in mind the independent distribution game. It’s true. Distribution is a hard road for any independent film and perhaps more so for a documentary – and even more so for one about gay seniors and the aging community. Despite these odds, we’ve been feeling good about our distribution Read MoreRead More

Advice for Filmmakers from Someone who Ran a Festival.

Here’s some festival tips from folks that have been on the other side of the submission form. You see, from 2008, through till 2013, working with some incredible people, we headed up the Bootleg Film Festival?—?a traveling event that played at a variety of cities on both sides of the Atlantic. I retired the festival Read MoreRead More

The History of the Movie Trailer

Some people consider them the best part of the movie going experience – the Movie Trailer. Take a look at the evolution of the “coming attractions” from simple silent film splices, through the template style of the Golden Age of Hollywood, to the Auteurs of the 60s and finally into the Blockbuster era. In The Read MoreRead More

Is Television Still the End Goal?

Liz Shannon Miller ponders the question of Network Television and is it still the goal of digital content creators? Before the rise of digital content, life for creators was a lot more simple but a lot harder: If you wanted to tell stories in a visual medium, your only real option was to head to Los Read MoreRead More

Saturation Curve is the New Threat to Indie Filmmakers Online in 2014

Independent filmmakers looking to make money out of their films online need to be aware of a saturation curve that is set to alter the battleground for content success in 2014. SOCIAL NETWORKS DOMINATE DISCOVERY Back in December, Facebook made a significant algorithm change to their platform which has essentially put a restriction on reach Read MoreRead More

Deliverables Demystified

If you manage to get a film distribution deal, you’re going to to receive a list of deliverables – Film Independent takes a look at the different kind of deliverables out there. Deliverables can come as an unpleasant surprise for indie filmmakers. When a distributor buys your film for release, they expect more than just Read MoreRead More

YouTube expands live streaming to all channels, adds option to directly launch a Google+ Hangout On Air

The Youbiquitous video sharing platform is rolling out live streaming for all channels soon. YouTube today announced it is expanding its live streaming service to all YouTube channels. The Google-owned company now only has two requirements: your account must be verified and it has to be in good standing. If you have both, but don’t see the feature yet, don’t Read MoreRead More

Project shows the Result of YouTube’s Digital Copying

Patrick Liddell ran an experiment. What would happen if you uploaded a video to YouTube then downloaded the version YouTube compresses and then upload the compressed version for YouTube to compress again? After 1000 iterations The result is surprisingly foreign and unhuman. From an FAQ on his site. I thought digital copying was lossless. Why does Read MoreRead More

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