Approaching Independent Film Distribution Like Booking a Band


One problem lower-budget independent filmmakers face when figuring out both financing and distribution is a paucity of data. VOD numbers aren’t publicly reported and once you get into non-theatrical distribution, those numbers usually don’t appear in any box-office reporting. As…  Read more


Catering to an International Audience: The Case of Oppressed Majority

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The New York Times recently ran a story on the newfound viral status of a 2010 French short called Majorité Oprimée (Oppressed Majority). The film depicts a day in the life of a schlub who goes about his duties in a parallel Parisian society…  Read more


Born Out Of Necessity: Monica Peña on Ectotherms and its Immediate Post-Fest Streaming Launch


For most filmmakers, having a feature on the festival circuit is bookended by anticipation. There’s the nervous feeling that no one will ever agree to show the film, then the nervous feeling that the screening will go over terribly, followed…  Read more


Gone! FCC Closed Captioning Rules Threaten to Remove Movie Titles from Digital Storefronts

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Beginning today, scores of movies are threatened with removal from digital download and streaming sites, including iTunes, due to new FCC closed captioning regulations. The rules, mandated in a January, 2012 revision of 2010’s Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility…  Read more