Tag: cinema

Joss Whedon: Sounding Optimistic (But Still No Details)

Joss Whedon: Sounding Optimistic (But Still No Details)

Having just completed production on the forthcoming DVD release of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along BlogĀ (available for pre-order from Amazon.com), creator Joss Whedon posted a comment on Whedonesque thanking his fans and giving an upbeat account of the current state of the project's finances. Whedon writes: Finally, I just want to say "thank you" to everybody who … Continue reading Joss Whedon: Sounding Optimistic (But Still No Details)

The Future of Home Movies Arrives in South Korea

Warner Brothers will end its distribution of DVDs in South Korea as of December 31 of this year, according to a Bloomberg report. The final DVD title to be released in that country will be the "The Dark Knight" on November 11. The proximate cause of the move is the rampant piracy from illegal downloading. … Continue reading The Future of Home Movies Arrives in South Korea

NPR’s Morning Edition on the Tribulations of Indie Filmmakers

NPR's "Morning Edition" today ran a story on the difficulties independent filmmakers face in getting their work distributed. Following the theme of the piece's the pessimistic title -- "Indie Filmmakers: 'Chicken Little Was Right'" -- the article presents some sobering statistics. Film executive Mark Gill, formerly with Warner Independent and Miramax, points out that of … Continue reading NPR’s Morning Edition on the Tribulations of Indie Filmmakers

Attention Indie Filmmakers: iTunes May Be Within Your Reach

Attention Indie Filmmakers: iTunes May Be Within Your Reach

This morning Scott Kirsner posted an article on his CinemaTech blog titled "How to Get Your Indie Film on iTunes (...It's Not Easy)" that will be of interest to independent filmmakers who are looking to generate revenue from their work (which, I suspect, includes nearly all indie filmmakers). Apple's iTunes has become one of the … Continue reading Attention Indie Filmmakers: iTunes May Be Within Your Reach

Joss Whedon on Web Content and Monetization

The Hollywood Reporter published an interview with Joss Whedon at Comic-Con about his Web-only musical "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" and the forthcoming Fox series "Dollhouse." As I recently posted, in addition to being a wonderful musical dramedy, "Dr. Horrible" serves as an interesting test case for several aspects of Internet distribution. The Hollywood Reporter's conversation … Continue reading Joss Whedon on Web Content and Monetization