Filmmaking - Distribution


A Crisis of Faith: Have Funders Lost Faith that Art Films Can Make an Impact?

A family of snails gathers around a laptop on a couch.Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

In April, the collapse of Participant Media sent shockwaves through the film industry. How could a 20-year-old company—with box office hits such as An Inconvenient Truth and The Help and 21 Oscars, including two Best Picture winners (Spotlight, Green Book)—close…  Read more

By Jun 27, 2024

MEMORY Announces Summer Theatrical and Digital Release Dates for Microbudget Pandemic Comedy New Strains

New Strains

MEMORY, the L.A.-based production and now distribution company featured in Filmmaker‘s 2016 25 New Faces list announced today the release plans for New Strains, a microbudget, camcorder-shot pandemic comedy from a pair of filmmakers, Artemis Shaw and Prashanth Kamalakanthan, also…  Read more

By May 10, 2024

Represent Justice Announces New Speakers Bureau, Strategic Plan and Impact Campaign Around Clemency for Women Impacted by Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Ambassador Kareemah Hanifa during the Producing Your Story Training (credit: Represent Justice)

Represent Justice, the organization that began as an impact campaign for Destin Daniel Cretton’s wrongful-conviction drama, Just Mercy, announced today via press release a three-year strategic plan, “a roadmap for building narrative power and infrastructure around people impacted by incarceration…  Read more

By Apr 18, 2024

Doc (and Art-Film) Blocking: How Algorithmic Content Moderation is Hurting Indie Films

A woman stands nude in a dark room, her face is covered by a bouquet of aromatic leaves.Smoke Sauna Sisterhood, courtesy of Sundance Institute

You have to look hard to find a trailer  for the recent release of Smoke Sauna Sisterhood, Estonia’s entry for this year’s Best International Feature Film category, on Facebook and Instagram — and forget about clips. Even though the lyrical…  Read more

By Feb 9, 2024

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