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Guest Post: Hal Siegel "My Film Has a Virus? WTF?”

  • By Ted Hope
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  • June 1, 2011 3:00 AM
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How do you make your film go viral? That may be one of the questions that filmmakers ask most these days. And today we have the answer for you... sort of.

Guest Post by Jeffrey Schwarz: "Event-izing By The Master or How To Put Butts In The Seats"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • May 27, 2011 3:00 AM
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Sometimes it seems filmmakers forget they are in SHOW business. It is never enough to simply make a film or screen a film, and then hope that they will come. You need to create an event about your work and screen it in a context that makes people want to participate.

Guest Post: Felicia Ptolemy "Tool Review: Transcendent Man on The Dynamo Player"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • May 26, 2011 3:00 AM
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A while back we had Dynamo Player's founder Rob Millis introduce us to this useful tool for DIY Distribution. But how do the filmmakers using it, feel about the Dynamo Player? Today, Felicia Ptolemy, one of the producers behind one very successful film, Transcendent Man, shares their thoughts on the Dynamo Player.

Guest Post by Jon Fougner: Cinema Profitability

  • By Ted Hope
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  • May 11, 2011 3:00 AM
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Jon Reiss wrote to me and suggested this post (which he originally ran on his blog) on how move theaters could experiment more with online and social tools -- and build audiences in the process. There's too much here for anyone interested in the film biz to ever ignore.

Guest Post: Hal Siegel "Virality And The Potential Of Social Films”

  • By Ted Hope
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  • May 5, 2011 2:59 AM
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It is only through our communal efforts, and subsequent sharing of our processes, successes, and failures, that we will find a way for our creative work to find & build audiences, transform them into communities, and as a result build a new creative middle class that will able to support themselves through their creations, be they of widest, most diverse and ambitious forms, styles, and content. That's the desire right?

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.
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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...
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