Oakley Anderson-Moore: "While it's true that many Sundance films get distribution deals, they aren't always the deals of the filmmaker's dreams. With over a dozen feature films at Sundance this year that raised part of their budget on Kickstarter, is it possible to use that crowdfunding platform as collateral to attract a distributor? Or can you bypass a distributor all together using Kickstarter?"
Steve Ramos: 'The creators of "Indie Game: The Movie" found success with their Kickstarter-funded, self-distributed Sundance hit. They recently posted an exhaustive case study on how they did it and discuss the highlights here' ...
Frank Rose: "It's never been easy to market an indie film—but in a blockbuster universe, getting people to care about a low-budget production devoid of stars and lacking the enormous, built-in fan base of The Dark Knight or The Hunger Games can seem all but impossible."
The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:
An article for all indie content makers, not just filmmakers ....
Amanda Holpuch: "Amid the glamorous sea-foam dresses and contentious network rivalries of the Primetime Emmy awards, a case for independent distribution was made when Louis CK accepted an award for his standup special that earned $1m before it aired on primetime" ...
Joe Bailey, Jr. sizes up independent theatrical distribution and the arrival of Tugg via a case study of “Incendiary: The Willingham Case,” the award-winning documentary he co-directed with Steve Mims.
Morgan Spurlock: "[...] the idea that we are not only filmmakers but also film marketers, and an understanding of alternative distribution outlets, namely Internet or VOD partners that a few years ago had the same air of failure and backtracking that television once did."
Amanda Lin Costa: "Traditionally, there were three main types of distribution for the work of independent filmmakers: theatrical, broadcast and straight to DVD. Most filmmakers hoped for a combination of all three.
But everything has changed. The digital online world has opened up new avenues of distribution including video on demand, live streaming, and mobile and tablet applications"...
Even though "transmedia" projects are immersed in technologies (film, video, television, online video, games, live events, mobile media, telephone calls… you name it), its leading practitioners (and theoreticians) often insist that "it's all about story."
Paul Tassi: "In the end, Sony couldn’t have come up with a better marketing campaign for The Interview if they tried. The Seth Rogen/James Franco feature was originally destined to be forgotten nearly as soon as it was released, sandwiched somewhere between Pineapple Express and This is The End in terms of quality. Instead, it practically started World War III."
Film4 Team: "In a UK first, A Field In England was released on UK TV, in cinemas, and on Blu-ray, DVD and VoD simultaneously on Friday 5th July. So what happened? Did the audience prove they would always go for the cheapest option? Or would different audiences choose different platforms for different reasons? Let’s take a closer look" …
Desdemona Bandini: "Not just a new film, “The Cosmonaut” is a labor of love four years in the making, crowdsourced and created with a plan to test the boundaries of transmedia content distribution worldwide."
Television production studio executives long have been wary of Hulu and other forms of Internet distribution, fearing they would lead to increased piracy and destroy lucrative secondary markets, including syndication and DVD sales. But video streaming services offered by Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.com are becoming an unexpected boon to the TV syndication market.
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