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December 2008 Blog Posts (7)

Studio's are now providing it on demand via the Internet

Here is another great story from slashdot, you know as I gather the these stories, I hope you the content creator is seeing a picture forming here that would suggest that the old Hollywood model of distribution is breaking down.

EdIII writes

"The dispute between Time Warner and Viacom over fees seems to be without any resolution this year. Time Warner faces the possibility of being without content for almost… Continue

Added by Fans Of Film™ on December 31, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The future of distribution is here

Video blogs, vodcasts, YouTube -- in many ways it seems that independent filmmakers have taken the internet by force. But what about independent films picked up for distribution? In many cases, they are notably missing from the online arena. Companies like Zipporah Films, Women Make Movies and Davidson Films still stick with their tried-and-true model of charging a few hundred dollars per VHS and DVD and have yet to make a switch to online downloads.…


Added by Fans Of Film™ on December 30, 2008 at 10:51am — No Comments

Fans Of Film podcast event

“Midwest Media Now” has invited Fans Of Film for a podcast!

We’ll be talking about what we see in the future for content creation and the way it’s distributed to the world. Highlights will include indie film distribution, and the different ways for filmmakers to monetize and market themselves online ‘highlighting Twitter’ we’ll talk about on-demand video and how filmmakers can use it to ‘Go Green’

Stay tuned to our event postings for upcoming dates for podcast.

Here is a… Continue

Added by Fans Of Film™ on December 28, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Send A Filmmaker To Sundance


Drum roll please…the prestigious programming team at the Sundance Film Festival has reviewed the many outstanding films submitted to this year's Project Direct short film competition and the results are in!

We were thrilled to see so many of you who competed in last year's contest return for more, and we were equally…

Added by Fans Of Film™ on December 27, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments


My story is not unlike that of most independent filmmakers these days. We bust our butts for years producing — in our minds — a great film, only to find the distribution landscape radically different from the one in our hopes and dreams.

For a number of years now I had heard a variety of filmmaker pundits declare, “Theatrical is dead, long live the long tail!” But until my own distribution adventure I refused to believe these pronouncements. Now, 18 months after the world premiere of… Continue

Added by Fans Of Film™ on December 26, 2008 at 6:25pm — No Comments

A Film Invented, Written, Cast, Voted For, Chosen and Created by You

Massify has created an online model that enables filmmakers, actors and even the audience to “connect, collaborate and get films made.” And now the community fueled site is preparing to release its first project, a horror movie titled “Perkins 14,” set to premiere at Horrorfest III, January 9-15.

The step-by-step process that saw the film through from pitch to production began with a contest… Continue

Added by Fans Of Film™ on December 25, 2008 at 10:42pm — No Comments

Here’s a bolt of good news for filmmakers and media arts groups

Pamela Harris and GFEM link funders with filmmakers

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By Michael Fox

Here’s a bolt of good news for filmmakers and media arts groups reeling from the spiraling economic reports. This month, Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media ( launched the GFEM Media Database. This key component of the membership organization’s Web site is designed to… Continue

Added by Fans Of Film™ on December 25, 2008 at 9:58pm — No Comments

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