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“Don’t Sell Out, Don’t Give Your Art to a Corporation”: Secrets of DIY Doc Distribution at DOC NYC PRO

RAMS

There are many reasons filmmakers might choose to self-distribute their documentaries: they may want residuals to come in throughout their careers, as opposed to what might be just a single upfront payment in an all-rights deal; they may feel a…  Read more

By Jul 11, 2018

The Truth About Hollywood: On Ben Fritz’s The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies

Avengers: Infinity War

Hollywood has been transformed. The six major studios — Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, Fox, Sony, and Paramount — have all changed significantly. Few filmmakers understand how profound these changes have been and how they have altered their opportunities.

  

 What…  Read more

By Jun 18, 2018

Why I Am Hopeful: Programmer Eric Allen Hatch on the Future of Arthouse Programming

Andrew Gillis in Werewolf (courtesy of La Distributrice de Films)

As a film programmer who recently made the painful but necessary decision to quit the organization at which I’d worked for 11 years, you might expect me to have a dim view of contemporary film culture. I don’t. Quite the…  Read more

By Jun 11, 2018

Wearing a Sandwich Board to Promote Your Movie: Tips from Bernard and Huey Director Dan Mirvish

There are two types of filmmakers: those who will stand on a street corner wearing a sandwich board to promote their movies, and those who will not. Dan Mirvish is fearlessly in the former category, as evidenced by this video,…  Read more

By Jun 6, 2018


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