How YouTube thinks about copyright

Margaret Gould Stewart, YouTube’s head of user experience, talks about how the ubiquitous video site works with copyright holders and creators to foster (at the best of times) a creative ecosystem where everybody wins.Read More

Applying for a YouTube Partnership: Details + Walkthrough

This video guides you through the process of applying for a YouTube Partnership. As a YouTube partner, you will be able to share in revenue-generating opportunities. So if you are interested in making some money from your videos, try Applying!Read More

Job Opportunities in Indie Film

Film producer Ted Hope discusses what it means to be a filmmaker in today’s ever-evolving digital world. In part one, he focuses on the current paradigm shift toward self distribution and fan-base aggregation, citing Kevin Kelly’s “1,000 True Fans” model. In part two he talks about a much needed collaboration between filmmakers and web savvy content creators.Read More

Social Media Set Management Issues

By Jon M. Garon Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, PC The challenge for the film producer is that potential distributors may have different goals regarding the marketing of the project. If the pre-release campaign does not work, the failed marketing will add an additional impediment to the sale of the film. In essence, the independent producer Read MoreRead More

New Directions for Independent Cinema: Ian Calderon

Ian Calderon, director of digital initiatives for the Sundance Institute, talks with CinemaTech editor Scott Kirsner about trends in independent film: delivering content to mobile phones and Internet-connected TVs, producing in 3-D, piracy, and the challenge of breaking through the noise — whether you’re submitting a film to Sundance or uploading it to Vimeo or Read MoreRead More

Frontline: Digital Nation – life on the virtual frontier

A PBS Frontline report on the digital revolution and how it’s changing our lives, with video stories, interviews, and user-generated video on relationships, information overload, education, the military, parenting, brain development, and more. For more information visit Frontline on PBS.Read More

The Coming Indie Revolution: Just Sell it Yourself!

Manohla Dargis contemplates the new world of indie distribution – how technology and social media is affecting the way indies get distributed and, more importantly, how content creators can get paid. The answer – much like many things in the indie world, is DIY. …In the Old World of distribution, filmmakers hand over all the Read MoreRead More

The Future of Content Distribution

Richard Rosenblatt of Demand Media, Dan Rosensweig of Guitar Hero and Peter Guber of Mandalay Entertainment discuss the current state and future of distribution in their varying fields.Read More

Why Indie Directors Give Movies Away Free Online

This article by Monisha Rajesh of illustrates how many indie filmmakers are sidestepping traditional distribution and finding larger audiences and larger profits by giving away their film for free online. So, how do you make money by giving something away for free? Well, read on…. …When Finnish filmmaker Timo Vuorensola came up with the Read MoreRead More

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