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SUBTITLES in DIGITAL AMERICA, Pt 2 of 2

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 16, 2011 3:00 AM
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Yesterday, Orly Ravid, co-founder of The Film Collaborative, started another one of her incredibly thorough posts examine the current state of distribution. Her recent focus is on foreign language film distribution in the US, but the outlets she points to are applicable to all of us.

Top 25 Multichannel Video Programming Distributors

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 15, 2011 8:00 AM
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Today, we started looking at digital distribution possibilities here in the USA for foreign language film, courtesy of the FIlm Collaborative's Orly Ravid. Her post explores the possibilities of VOD distribution for foreign language titles. But you can't know the players without a program can you?

SUBTITLES in DIGITAL AMERICA, Pt 1 of 2

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 15, 2011 3:00 AM
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With today's guest post, Orly Ravid of The Film Collaborative looks at digital distribution opportunities for foreign film here in the USA.

The butcher, the baker, the amateur filmmaker – getting the language right...

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 14, 2011 3:00 AM
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What's in a name? A lot more than we initially suspect, frankly. We have been talking about "what is "Indie"" for decades -- and probably will for decades to come. My attempt to define "Truly Free Film" has lead me to be called on the carpet more than once for not making TRULY Free Film (we can talk about that in a future post). And that discussion is just for specific monikers. What happens when we start to get poetic and delve in to the realm of metaphor?

New List Of Future Film Investors

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 13, 2011 4:19 AM
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Producers pride themselves in sourcing new financing sources. There generally is not a large supply of eager new money to leap into film biz. One agency has even taken to refusing to share with the producers they are representing the sources they are submitting to, for fear that they won't be the new financiers' preferred suppliers. Knowledge is power, but transparency is progress. Which is why I am excited to share this list with you...
More: Financing

"all great directors must sacrifice some aspect of filmmaking to achieve something brilliant"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 12, 2011 6:36 AM
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Today's guest post is from LA's CineFamily's very own Hadrian Belove. Hadrian & CineFamily made my list of Brave Thinkers 2010 for their brilliant programming. If you live in LA and you are not a member of CineFamily, I don't believe you love cinema. Or maybe you have yet to prove it. Well here's your chance.
More: Curation

Can You Spend A Bit Of Today WIth Me?

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 12, 2011 4:00 AM
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I don't know if you made it out to either of the panels or discussions I did last weekend in NYC. If not, perhaps this weekend will be easier. Particularly since I am willing to come to you where ever you happen to be. Why? Simple. Check this out...

I Am Inspired By Alrick Brown's KINYARWANDA

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 11, 2011 10:32 AM
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Tuesday night next week, we will be screening Alrick Brown's KINYARWANDA as part of our This is that Goldcrest NYC screening series.
More: Innovation

35 WAYS TO KEEP THE FAITH IN TRULY FREE FILM

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 10, 2011 1:15 AM
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I was invited to speak in Amos Poe’s “Media & Mavericks’ NYU Film School Undergrad class last month. Salman Rushdie and Abel Ferrara spoke before me. Patti Smith was set to follow (so does that mean I’ve opened for Patti?). How could I say no to Amos? Particularly when it was in such illustrious company? His offer to speak got me thinking about what have been the underlying philosophies that have helped me enjoy a prolific life in a capital intensive mass market art form. I entered the film world with the belief that I would be denied access to my lack of connections, class, and rarefied tastes & desires. These "philosophies" that I found, be they mantras, or just helpful reminders, have driven me through the decades and continue to fuel my fire. I hope they help to inspire more good work of yours and want to hear what additions you have to this list.

Doesn't This Make You Want To Go Out And Make Some Movies?

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 9, 2011 6:29 AM
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Okay, if it doesn't make you want to make them, it should make you want to see some.

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