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on Jul 5, 2009

As Indiewire reported, Brian Newman has left his position as CEO of the Tribeca Film Institute. In a statement he sent to his friends that he reposted on his Springboard Media blog. An excerpt:

As many of you know, I have quite an entrepreneurial spirit and want to now explore other opportunities. I will be launching a consulting business focusing on business development projects in the entertainment and cultural industries as well as helping filmmakers, artists and organizations to distribute content and connect with audiences through innovative uses of new technology.

His statement echoes comments he made at the Open Video Conference, specifically those on the need for new media content creators to discover and build new business models.

In the post prior, Newman discusses a presentation he made at Power to the Pixel: “I spoke about how filmmakers can continue to make money for their creativity in a world where things are trending towards free — not just free through piracy, but also where returns from ad supported sites are too little to live on, and where even the traditional models seem broken.” Below is Newman’s Powerpoint presentation, which he admits that, without his commentary, can be hard to follow at time. Still, you should be able to get the gist of his remarks.

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