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Indie Filmmakers: Why Building Your Audience Is More Valuable Than Promoting Your Film

The challenge presented to each indie filmmaker is the same. How do I get my work discovered?
  • By Chris Dorr
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  • March 13, 2014 1:00 PM
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Ted Hope Has 15 Predictions for the Future of Indie Film Over the Next 18 Months

I have written about the good things in indie film. I have done it quite a bit. I have written about the bad things, and more than several times there too. I have written about the thinkers and doers who are shaping where we are (and will post that later this month). I have examined the cultural changes, the realities of our industry, and provided recommended best practices. I examined why it is sooo slow to change. I would like to help us find our path forward; what more can I do to help?
  • By Ted Hope
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  • December 13, 2013 9:00 AM
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'Strongman' Director Zach Levy Takes Distribution Into His Own Hands (TRAILER)

Zach Levy must hold some kind of lofty status in the pantheon of DIY film distribution: In 2010, he took his documentary “Strongman” on a 450-mile tour of small theaters and one-night stands in Maine, doing what he had to get his film not only in front of audiences but -- just this week -- an overdue release on DVD.
  • By John Anderson
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  • October 18, 2013 2:28 PM
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