So, you made a film. You’re proud of it. You want it to be seen. Naturally, this is the obvious path to take with a new project. However, your big setback is that there is no longer a clear route towards distribution (at least as it was once known). Things have changed. This was the topic at a Portland Film Festival Panel with Drafthouse Films COO, James Shapiro, and others in the industry. From traditional models shifting towards the streaming world, what does a filmmaker need to do to get their film seen by the world in the year 2016? Shapiro’s advice? Focus on niche markets and always consider self-distribution as an option. Read here for more, via Filmmaker Magazine!
What really is on the horizon and what is the mirage? Where will the seeds that have already been planted bloom most glorious in our indie film evolution? Ted Hope gives his two cents, and Indie Street thinks they are worth a hell of a lot more.
Whether it is a film or a start up, you are going to hit some bumps -- but they should be part of the story: Jay Webb explains some of the challenges face during the start-up phase of IndieStreet and announces the blog you are looking at now. The blog, in his words looks to develop into "the bridge between the mainstream and IndieStreet's artists."
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Ted Hope provides us with a must read list of 2013 happenings in the film biz. His blog is our #1 place to follow new technologies, movements, and platforms that will help redesign the Indie film world of the future.
Emily Best from Seed and Spark discusses how filmmakers, crowdfunding sites, and consumers can open up to each other with valuable data, and work together to move the whole world of Indie Film forward!
Ted Hope recently released his book "Hope For Film. If you are starting a film career, or even on the fringes of the industry, this book is for you. Ted's discussions and experience can help you make some big decisions on how you want to sculpt your production and distribution paths in any artistic endeavor. It is a fast paced, ever changing world, and Ted seems to have a pretty good idea about where we are headed. Indie Street is hopeful to stay a part of the positive movements surrounding artists and filmmakers as we help to give them more tools to make $ from their own creations. Buy Ted's book on Amazon Wanna know why Ted decided to write a book...read his recent blog post. "10 Reasons Why I wrote a book"
Even big dogs over at Weinstein are starting to understand the power and inevitability of Indie VOD titles and are starting to create a more open informational environment...their Radius-TWC division has had an intelligent evolution.