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Marketing Is King (Yes, It Is Still So...)

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 2, 2011 9:00 AM
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Today marks the final installment of Orly Ravid's 3-part "If I Was A Filmmaker Going To Sundance..." series. I have been fortunate to have been able to host Orly's look at filmmaker options, both before Sundance, afterwards, and now in reflection. Whereas Part One considered the DIY approach, and Part Two evaluated the sales and how they may benefit the filmmaker or not, today examines what added value a digital partner may bring you. It is a rare glimpse inside the process, and who better to give it than the co-founder of The Film Collaborative, the filmmaker's true friend, the first not-for-profit distribution partner out there.

Can You Join Me In NYC This Saturday?

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 2, 2011 6:30 AM
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I dare you come to see me at both my engagements this Saturday. Come on, I dare you. Both events. C'mon!

IndieFilmFinanceModelV2011.1 :Necessary Attributes

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 1, 2011 4:49 AM
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Last month, I started laying out what I felt was the necessary attributes of a project to get financed within the mainstream indie film industry these days, call it my IndieFilmFinanceModelv2011.1. Those posts have focused on budgets, foreign estimates & value, US acquisition price, and the type of investors involved in films these days. Today, we will look at other attributes that make a film viable for acquisition in different markets.
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Guest Post: Peter Broderick "Crowdfunding Takes Off"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • February 28, 2011 1:15 AM
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Today is a guest post from Hybrid Distribution Guru Peter Broderick, who kindly allowed us to reprint from his Distribution Bulletin. If you don't yet subscribe to his newsletter, better get on that, and quickly right that wrong, because otherwise your life-line for really knowing what options exist before you is growing thin! Peter has consistently sourced the truth of what can be done as an alternative to corporate supported & controlled filmmaking & distribution. The generosity he demonstrates sharing his knowledge is an example for us all. This time Peter demonstrates that Crowdfunding has entered a new SIX FIGURE stage of uber-major significance and you will want to get yourself some of that...

Hey Docu-makers! The Deadline Is Approaching

  • By Ted Hope
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  • February 27, 2011 8:11 AM
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The PUMA CREATIVE IMPACT AWARD is something all doc filmmakers should apply for -- and it's NEW this year. This £50,000 prize will be given annually to the documentary that has made the greatest social impact. This unprecedented award is administered by the Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation and supported by PUMA. Deadline: April 1 (and it is open to filmmakers from any country).
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Stay Inside Today & Make Yourself Eligible For A Film/Video Grant From Creative Capital

  • By Ted Hope
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  • February 27, 2011 2:43 AM
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Seriously, so what if it is warm and sunny and you need to wash away your winter blues. An opportunity like this comes around, well, once every three years. That's not every day, so you better get cracking. The deadline to submit just the "Letter of Inquiry" is March 1st and...

What Did We Miss? The Overlooked Movies Of 2010

  • By Ted Hope
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  • February 26, 2011 2:26 AM
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What's with all the attention for the movies that everyone saw? Spirits, Oscars, Critics Groups: doesn't it sometimes seem like the wrong emphasis? All this money is spent, all this noise is made, for what we have all already have seen. Okay, I get it. If you are reading this, you are not like regular people anyway. You probably go to the movies, and all the events of this weekend are actually for the folks that don't go to the movies. Is it ironic that people watch the Oscars, but don't want to pay to see movies (but that's something for later). If we started our own awards show for the films that needed more love than what they got, what films would be this year's nominees?
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The New Model Of Indie Film Finance, v2011.1 Investors

  • By Ted Hope
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  • February 25, 2011 1:20 AM
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Today I continue my series attempting to define the NMOIFFv2011 with a look at the individuals who make the courageous decision to back a film in this current climate. We've already determined that it is hard to predict success either here in the US or abroad with an independent film. Will an investor commit without a clear upside -- and if so, why the hell will they?!! The answer to this generally dictates whether your film will get made and certainly indicates WHO will finance your film.

My New Home Means...

  • By Ted Hope
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  • February 22, 2011 3:45 AM
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Today is my first post on IndieWire. I think it is going to be a great home, and like any home most of the value comes from opening it up to guests. As we now reside on a platform dedicated to expanding its reach, our collective voice just got a whole lot louder. It's time to expand our community.

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  • April 19, 2010 5:25 AM
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