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Jeff Orgill on "Anatomy of a Prescreen Launch"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • October 18, 2011 8:30 AM
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Back in August SherI Candler introduced us to the new curating and distribution service here.

New Tool: Play Festival Films new Digital Distribution Ipad App

  • By Ted Hope
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  • September 30, 2011 12:30 PM
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Play Festival Films is an iPad App to digitally distribute exclusive and independent shorts and feature films across the world.

Enzo Tedeschi on "Distributing Films via the Ipad" (aka Tool Review: MoPix)

  • By Ted Hope
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  • September 26, 2011 12:30 PM
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I don't know about you, but I am pretty astounded by all the opportunities before us for Direct Distribution. If you recall, I have listed 32 different Platforms and Tools that filmmakers can now utilize. One such tool is the MoPix.

Shawn Bercuson on "What Filmmakers Can Learn from Tech Startups"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • September 23, 2011 12:30 PM
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I've long felt that one of the most important bridges the Indie Film Community needed to build, was the one into the tech community. I've felt the ideas & know how of the tech sector held the solution to our neglected pillars of cinema: discovery, participation, appreciation, & presentation. I still do, but I realize now that I was narrowcasting my reasons.Truly Free Film and Film Cutlure in general got a great boost last week when Prescreen launched. Audiences and filmmakers both found new ways to connect with great films. What I hadn't anticipated though, was how the process of this new venture's launch offered additional insight for filmmakers. Prescreen's CEO, Shawn Bercuson, offers up his lessons.

Brian Godshall on "8 Developments in The World of Music"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • September 21, 2011 12:30 PM
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Music is a big deal for every filmmaker. But every Producer also knows that come music clearance time, money is running out, nerves have been scraped raw, and it is a hell of a lot of work and time to get the clearances in place. And usually you can not get paid until you complete delivery, and that includes delivery of the music licenses.Those dedicated, music-loving souls whom do the clearances are one of the many unsung heroes of the film biz. I have had the pleasure of working with Brian Godshall on several of my films, and he is one of the really great ones. Today, he extends his generosity to share some of the latest developments of where the film and music world meet.

Prescreen Debuts as a Social Movie Discovery Platform

  • By Ted Hope
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  • September 14, 2011 12:30 PM
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Prescreen was featured on our MUST READ list of the New Platforms. Sheri Candler also did an overview for the community on this site. Now they are launching. Their press release is below, but to understand just what they are doing, watch this short video before.

CINEDIGM DIGITAL CINEMA LAUNCHES INDIE DIRECTâ„¢

  • By Ted Hope
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  • September 7, 2011 5:26 AM
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Everyday brings a better world for the independent filmmaker. Why should today not be like all others?I was glad to receive today's press release announcing Cinedigm's new endeavor. I was even gladder though to learn of it, which is why I gave them this quote expressing it!
More: Platforms

New Platforms & Services For Truly Free Filmmakers

  • By Ted Hope
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  • August 31, 2011 7:00 AM
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Yesterday's list of 27 is now a list of 30. Check it here.

How Would You Use All 27 New Platforms Available For Direct (aka DIY/DIWO) Distribution?

  • By Ted Hope
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  • August 30, 2011 8:30 AM
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We are awash in wonderful opportunities. Distribution has long been said to be one of the top concerns of Truly Free / Indie filmmakers. Ditto on the marketing side. We've been neglectful to address the equally important social side, but that's changing. Financing is always a challenge, but even there we have new help and hope. The great news is that never before have we had so many opportunities in all these areas.

Sheri Candler on "New Online Distribution Service: Prescreen"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • August 19, 2011 3:00 AM
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Don't you love it when you see something new and it all makes sense. I had the opportunity to view the new distribution platform PRESCREEN and I dug it. I was all set to tell you all about it when I learned they sponsored the book Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul , and as a result Sheri Candler spoke to them and quizzed them on what they were up to. How sweet is that: all the info you need, clear and simple, and I don't have to write anything. Love it. Check it out. Prescreen is just one of many new exciting new tools and partners coming for indie filmmakers who want to step into Direct Distribution.

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