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Kobi Shely on "FilmDIY -- The Filmmaker's Guide To The Interweb"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • October 12, 2011 12:30 PM
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Kobi Shely on "FilmDIY -- The Filmmaker's Guide To The Interweb"

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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  • 15 Comments
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.

Guest Post: Rachel Gordon "Streaming Educational Media"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • July 18, 2011 3:00 AM
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Rachel Gordon first posted on this blog about tapping into the educational market, and what we need to do to be in a position to benefit from the opportunity before us. Today, Rachel continues with an update on how that market, like everything else, has evolved during this Age Of Digital Disruption.

The "No Endorsement" Mark - A Simple Solution For A Complex Problem

  • By Ted Hope
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  • July 11, 2011 3:00 AM
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"if there’s one thing the file-sharing wars have taught us, it’s that there’s more profit in figuring out how to let honest people do the right thing than there is in chasing down cheapskates who don’t want to pay up – especially when the anti-cheapskate measures make life miserable for the honest cits," so says Cory Doctorow, and he's come up with an interesting way to encourage fan merch of On Demand Objects (ODO), while making life simpler & better from those that inspire the action (generally the copyright holder).

What Are Americans Content Consumption Preferences?

  • By Ted Hope
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  • May 30, 2011 5:49 AM
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Per Hollywood Reporter:according to a March study from PricewaterhouseCoopers. PwC reported that the Netflix model of mailing DVDs is No. 1 with consumers, with 43 percent of Americans doing it, while the subscription streaming service where Netflix also is dominant is No. 2 at 32 percent. Third is a la carte streaming, fourth is renting a DVD from a kiosk, and fifth is renting from a video store.The Digital Entertainment Group recently said that while sales and rentals of DVD and Blu-ray discs in the U.S. dipped 6 percent to $16.3 billion in 2010, digital sales and rentals rose 19 percent to $2.5 billion.

Guest Post by Jon Fougner: Cinema Profitability Part 2

  • By Ted Hope
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  • May 12, 2011 3:00 AM
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Today's guest post is Part 2 of Jon Fougner's guest series on Cinema Profitablility - today he focuses on the products that cinemas offer:

One Way To Deal With The Intersection Of SuperAbundance & Economic Collapse

  • By Ted Hope
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  • May 7, 2011 3:00 AM
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I must confess I have developed a Standard Operating Response (SOR) to deal with the fact of my ever growing (& groaning) To Read / To Watch List and my ever dwindling pay check.

Guest Post: Orly Ravid "Going to Market with Your Film, Cannes 2011"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • May 6, 2011 10:39 AM
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Ah, it's that time of year again. I just booked my travel at Cannes; of course I did it last minute. My love for the market is as great as my dislike, alas. The place is filled equally with hope as despair. The promise of wealth and discovery looms with every glass of Rose and Pernod -- and I am not sure which causes my headaches more. That said, I am packing my bag, glad that once again I have a film playing in the official selection. I wish the first time I went I was armed with all the recommendations that regular contributor Orly Ravid has thought to offer us today.

Guest Post: Rob Mills "Online Distribution: 10 Lessons from Dynamo Player"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • April 28, 2011 5:30 AM
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It used to be that indie filmmakers generally made their films for an audience/market of 6-10; those days their audience was the buyers at the film festivals. Those days made life simple: filmmakers had two responsibilities -- make your damn movie and then surrender. The idea then was that distributors would distribute the work we made. Several years ago folks started to realize that this model covered less than 1% of the films made in America (forget about the rest of the world).

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