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WHAT INDIE FILMMAKERS CAN LEARN FROM THE REVOLUTIONS IN THE MIDDLE-EAST

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 9, 2011 1:15 AM
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Art and revolution both allow us to recognize that tomorrow does not have to replicate today. They offer us hope for change. Both art and revolution begin with the same word: "no". And each is always a model for what may next be offered.

IndieFilmFinanceModelV2011.1 : The Ten Factors

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 8, 2011 1:15 AM
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Last week I went into some of the factors determining how the Model for IndieFilmFinanceV2011.1 may be set. Previously, over at my old home, I spent some time trying to better define that model. If you were taking notes you probably recognized that what follows below ARE a the key factors, but I thought it was worth jotting them down for our cheat sheets:
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Passion & Action: The Fuel & The Fire Of The Truly Free

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 7, 2011 1:15 AM
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I ran a post awhile back questioning whether Indie Filmmaking best be thought of as a hobby culture now. It stimulated an interesting conversation. Among those to respond was filmmaker Mark Savage and I asked if he'd be interested in expanding his thoughts into a guest post. Mark knows what it takes to make things happen. He has heard the calling.

Thomas Mai On Today's New Film Business

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 5, 2011 6:00 AM
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Have you heard Thomas Mai's presentation on Social Media and what it means to the film business? I had the good fortune to witness it this past summer, and thus am very happy that it is now up on the web for you all to benefit from. Thomas used to run Trust Film Sales which handled Lars Von Triers' films and many others. These days he generally travels and spreads the social media gospel for the filmmaking set. The full presentation runs an hour, but frankly if you are reading this now, you must take the time this weekend to make sure you are up to speed. I am sure you will be glad you did.

Free Money for Your Transmedia Projects!

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 5, 2011 2:47 AM
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Well... Tribeca is helping that heaven get a tad closer to your daily existence. The deadline to help shape it is coming up fast, so in case you missed it...

We Are On The Verge Of A New Creative Culture

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 4, 2011 8:30 AM
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We are! We are! We are! Here' s the proof. I got to participate in PressPausePlay, a documentary that will be premiering at SXSW and seems to have covered a wide array of the disruptive voices pushing out of the past into this bright glorious future. Truly free film will find it's compatriots in all other forms as the audience becomes the creators and the barriers between all sectors break down. Check out what is to come next...
More: Innovation

Wake Up Early & Join Me Tomorrow...and maybe I will give you a free gift (seriously)...

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 4, 2011 6:30 AM
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I know told you before, but why say something once when you can say it two or three or more times? I am here to help. I am here to share what I have learned. I am here to offer some hope. At least for the moment...

The Path To The New Model: Share Our Failures

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 4, 2011 1:15 AM
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Yesterday, James Fair guest posted here on "The Path To The New Model: Join The Community". Today he returns with an important recommendation for all us to share not just what works, but what doesn't. We can get beyond the repetitive culture of remakes of yesterday's hits. We can find new stories, new formats, and new ways of working, but it takes the willingness to be both FAIL and SHARE the experience.

Guest Post: Chuck Wendig "Where Storytelling And Gaming Collide"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 3, 2011 6:29 AM
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Saturday, DIY DAYS comes to NYC, bringing with it filmmakers, game designers, techies, designers, and entrepreneurs -- but mostly it brings a tremendous community that collides where stories begin, are discovered, and get shared. Chuck Wendig speaks so well of why we needs this crash point, it's safe to bet that a full day of such immersion will be nothing short of mindblowing. Hell, why settle for inspiration. Chuck shares after the break.

The Path To The New Model: Join The Community

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 3, 2011 1:15 AM
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It is easy to speak and to write of community, but how do we actually work together to make it better? We are dispersed across the globe, some professional, some amateur, but all driven by passion for a more diverse and ambitious film culture. We have the tools. We have the know how, but we still have a long road before us. Stepping down the path requires us to put one foot in front of the other, and make some progress, even if it might be in the wrong direction. Today's guest post is from filmmaker and lecturer James Fair, a regular contributor to this blog and discussion.

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