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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

Why Indie Directors Give Movies Away Free Online

This article by Monisha Rajesh of Time.com 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

21 Great Free Thinkers of Indie Film

Ted Hope from The Wrap has compiled a list of “Brave Thinkers” in Independent Film. I guess we can split hairs over what is considered brave in this industry, but nevertheless it’s a good list of some of the individuals that are working on th cutting edge of indie film. …These Brave Thinkers lead equally Read MoreRead More

Content and Control for Online Film

By Jon M. Garon Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, PC The rules for creating, marketing and distributing films derive from a host of different sources. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences controls the rules for the Academy Awards statuette, the Oscar, while collective bargaining agreements with various trade unions require that their members participate Read MoreRead More

Declaration of Independence: The Ten Principles of Hybrid Distribution

Filmmakers are turning to more creative methods of distribution including a model by Peter Broderick which he calls the hybrid model which incorporates direct sale and standard distribution. …Hybrid distribution is the state-of-the-art model more and more filmmakers are using to succeed. It enables them to have unprecedented access to audiences, to maintain overall control Read MoreRead More

From Filmmaker to Entrepreneur

Independent filmmakers are extending the DIY nature of their productions into the distribution realm: …Scott Thigpen, president of Unify Films, and writer and director of A Powerful Noise, a film that documents the journey of three women involved in social change around the world, was preparing for a one-night-only live event this past March, which Read MoreRead More

Indie Filmmaking: 35 Tips From Experts

Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood compiled a list of 35 great pieces of advice by experts from “Produced By” Conference. Here are a few examples: …1. Change the title of your indie film to begin with an “A” or a number to get higher placement on iTunes. 10. Financiers basically want a return on their Read MoreRead More

DIY DAYS: Better Than Free

The Internet is a super-distribution machine that allows copies of digital media to flow in an almost frictionless way. As the wealth and survival of traditional media businesses are built on selling precious copies, the free flow of free copies is undermining the established order. If reproductions of media are free, how can we keep Read MoreRead More

Silverdocs Session: Future of Public Media

Pat Aufderheide, from the Center for Social Media at American University, put together a panel at Silverdocs to try to forecast the future of public media threw futurists, investors, business people and public media programmers. VIA: CinemaTech (The clips play in sequential order – when you reach the end of clip one, clip two will Read MoreRead More

Adventures In DIY Theatrical Distribution

Jon Reiss chronicles his efforts to self distribute his film “Bomb It” in this informative piece from Filmmaker Magazine. If you ever considered hitting the open road and theatrically self distributing your film make sure and read article. …My story is not unlike that of most independent filmmakers these days. We bust our butts for Read MoreRead More

Short Film Distribution Guide

Scottish Screen offers a comprehensive guide (“You’ve Got it Made”) to the ins-and-outs of distributing a short film. Visit their site to download the guide and while there check out some of the other great resources they have to offer. — Scottish Screen | Visit SiteRead More

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