3 Points - Thoughts on the State of the Film Industry

by jaredmoshe
March 31, 2010 6:44 AM
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1) Anyone interested in working in film no matter what the capacity should read Brian Newman's piece Who's not Wearing Swim Trunks or Film is Bad Business. His key point, "That’s what digital has done, and it’s arguably the most important thing it has done. It has pulled back the covers and exposed that which we’ve most sought to hide." I agree completely.

2) Genius will no longer be servicing any Wellspring theatrical prints. This is a big FU to museums, retrospectives, theaters, festival, anyone who sold a film to Wellspring and anyone wants to see one of those films on the big screen. (Thanks for the tip Marie)

3) Eugene Hernandez uses Breaking Upwards as a case study to see how a micro-budget film can make it's money back. The article is a good read, but it suffers slightly from the distributors being incredibly closed lipped about new revenue sources. Check it out (and read all the way to the end - the last sentence is key).

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