“25 to Life” Campaign Launch

25 to Life is a feature documentary about William Brawner, a young man who contracted HIV at the age of two, and ...

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance

Hybrid Cinema is pleased to announce the world premiere of the feature length documentary Joffrey: Mavericks of ...

Distribs, theaters take on new media

Check out this interesting new article in Variety on the ever-changing world of film distribution. Yours truly was ...

Five Question Q+A with Jon Reiss for NAMAC

I recently did a short Q+A for Rachel Allen with the National Alliance for Media Art + Culture (NAMAC). NAMAC is ...

Jennifer Fox’s Reincarnation as an Artist Entrepreneur

I recently had the pleasure to speak with documentary filmmaker Jennifer Fox regarding her latest film My ...

DIY Days Workshop

I will be at DIY Days on Friday, October 28th, presenting my Artistic Entrepreneurship workshop from 3:45 to 4:25 ...

Putting Chilean Film on the Map

On Thursday and Friday of this week (Oct 20-21) I will be at the Flyway Film Festival, presenting my two-day Think ...

Some Basic Principles of Film Distribution and Marketing for Independents

Distribution and marketing of a film should start as early as possible - and be integrated into the filmmaking process as much as possible. Doing this will benefit the film and make the release more successful and make your life easier.

BOMB IT 2 Screening @ Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle

BOMB IT 2 is screening at 6 p.m. at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco on Thursday, October 6th as part of the Can ...

Filmmakers: Know Your Goals and Your Audience

It is essential to determine the goals of a particular project’s release before employing any strategy for that launch. (Note—these goals are potentially different from those envisioned by the filmmakers when they set out to make their film.) In order to evaluate the success of a film’s release, one must first identify the filmmakers’ original objectives in releasing their film.

NEW BOOK LAUNCH! AND IT’S FREE!

I am super excited to announce the publication of a new book written by myself, Sheri Candler and The Film ...

Guest Post: Joke and Biagio on Self Distribution for Dying to Do Letterman

Today's guest post is from Joke and Biagio who are doing an amazing job with their Kickstarter campaign to raise ...

Books, Books and More Books

This morning at midnight another book that I am participating in, The Modern MovieMaking Movement launched for ...

Report from the UK: The PMD, Digital Rights and Booking Theatrical in the UK

I’m back now from my trip to the UK – workshop and consulting at the Edinburgh Film Festival as well as a workshop ...

Guest Post: Susan Youssef Crowdfunding Habibi on Kickstarter

In honor of the IFP Filmmaker Labs going on this week, today's guest post is from Susan Youssef who was in the ...

Guest post by Lila Yomtoob: The Added Value of Blogging

The Added Value of Blogging – by Lila Yomtoob Lila contacted me via the web - introducing herself and I asked if ...