Loving the Webseries Form – An Intro to the Why and How of Bomb It 2

Not only did this process keep me active creatively as a filmmaker while I was out promoting my book and teaching other filmmakers about distribution and marketing, it provided me a way to see a side of the world that I wouldn’t have if I was travelling as a tourist. More importantly, it provided me with an incredible opportunity to meet extremely interesting, artistic and fascinating people with incredible stories to tell.

Guest Post Simon Pulman: Transmedia for Low Budget Filmmakers

My suggestion is that filmmakers considering the production of a low-budget feature film should look into the possibility of creating a cross-platform narrative instead – thinking not only outside the box office, but outside of the 90 minute feature film format altogether.

Ride The Divide Part 3: Digital Rights and Merchandise

Understand that the audience you are developing is more general than the specific core you started with. This was huge for Hunter. His film was not just about a bike race – but was about "people who were embracing a positive life style – living life in a rich way". He was able to reach elements of this broader audience starting with his core – and this is the audience that he wants to make films for in the future.

Tyler Weaver Guest Post: HOW TO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME & STAY SANE

I'm very excited about our inaugural guest post which I plan to be a weekly occurance. Today's guest post is from ...

Ride The Divide Part 2: A Profitable Live Event Strategy

In Part 1 of this 3 part series on Ride the Divide I looked at the overall strategy that Hunter Weeks and Mike ...

Guest Posts Start This Week

I am very happy to announce that this week I will start a guest posting program on this blog. We will hear from a variety of people that deal with audience connection and engagement of all types.

Ride the Divide Part 1: Set Your Goals, Identify and Partner With Your Audience

Tonight at midnight Hunter Weeks and Mike Dion launch a 2711 minute free access to their film "Ride the Divide" on ...

Back to NYC: OVC and Raindance

Headed back to NY today - after a few days back in LA. First up tomorrow I will be at the Open Video Conference ...

Lab Reflection, Cage Match Today and Photo Cine Expo this Saturday

This week I've been mentoring at the IFP lab - 10 narrative and 10 doc projects all still in post. As you might ...

PMD FAQ 2: What are the responsibilities of a PMD?

PMD FAQ 2: What are the responsibilities of a PMD? The responsibilities of a PMD are wide and varied. Not all ...

PMD FAQ 1: What is the purpose of having a PMD?

PMD FAQ 1: What is the purpose of having a PMD? The purpose of the PMD is for one person on a filmmaking team to ...

Two New Initiatives on Jonreiss.com/blog

I wanted to tell you about a few initiatives that I am working on this fall. The first concerns the Producer of Marketing and Distribution or PMD, which is a new crew position that I proposed in TOTBO. There has been a fair amount of excitement and discussion around this concept on the Internet of late. My intention is for my blog and the TOTBO Facebook page to be a repository of information, clarification and best practices for PMDs. The second initiative is an expansion of TOTBO to encompass all art forms.

Live Events September-December

Independent Film Week Sept 19-24  New York City Continuing my involvement and work transforming IFPs Independent ...

Further Clarification of the PMD and Economics

Let me clarify some of my feelings about the PMD. I will add my universal caveat that every film and situation ...

Update to Jeremy Juuso’s DIY Film Releasing Article

This was published yesterday on jeremyjuuso.blogspot.com. UPDATE TO BASELINE JULY 2010 DIY POSTING During the ...

Bomb It 2 on Babelgum To Watch List for Fast Company Magazine

Babelgum Actually -- gasps -- Pays for Users to Create Videos By PATRICK J. SAUER So far as I know, Babelgum is ...

Jon Reiss to Speak at UFVA Conference August 11th, 12th

This month I will be appearing at the University Film and Video Conference which is being held at Champlain ...