Tag: cinema

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

“Inventing the Movies”: The Tension between Technological Progress and Resistance to Change

“Inventing the Movies”: The Tension between Technological Progress and Resistance to Change

Journalist and blogger Scott Kirsner, who frequently writes on topics at the intersection of movies and technology, has published an early edition of his forthcoming book Inventing the Movies. Subtitled "Hollywood's Epic Battle Between Innovation and the Status Quo, from Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs," the book is a fascinating case study in the difficulties … Continue reading “Inventing the Movies”: The Tension between Technological Progress and Resistance to Change