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Crowdfunding is 2 for 2

Robert Redford makes a valid point that if people don't feel they can have some modicum of constitutional protection by whistle-blowing or speaking candidly with documentary filmmakers, then our society will lose one of its greatest civil protectorates: passionate, self-righteous, bullheaded filmmakers.

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

Transformers 3 continues to top the chart for the second consecutive week, while Mr. Popper's Penguins and Screwed both make their debuts.

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent 03-26-12

A Theatrical Screener (TS) copy being propelled into the Top 10 could bode well for 21 Jump Street's marketing team...

Star Power Is Anything But.

I can’t speak for studios, but in the indie marketplace, this fundamental shift of star power declining could be good news for producers. A solid script and a proven producer might be a bigger value to buyers than a star’s name.

25 Million in Fraudulent Tax Credits

The Iowa Attorney General is reviewing the official audit of the film tax credit fraud cases, which identifies 22 films that raked in over $25,000,000 in illegal credits.

Union Busting 101

The 3 biggest obstacles to getting a movie made are unions, agents and producers. They're self-serving, only say "no", and care most about their credit.

So How Much Should You Allocate to the Producer of Marketing & Distribution?

A producer recently inquired as to how much she should allocate to the producer of marketing and distribution (PMD), in her film's budget.Seriously? Another producer title?!While initially dismissive of that concept, I've actually come to terms with the viability and necessity of such a role, given the inability of most independent films to acquire distribution in the United States, which is mostly due to:

Announcement: A New Method for Indie Financing

If nothing else, film financiers like myself need to try to incorporate new sources for film funding. This merging of crowd/tribe financing into the traditional model may indeed be possible.

Consumer Laundering – Piracy’s Silver Lining Unfolds

Operators of online piracy websites should take note, they're sitting on the next media gold rush: Consumer Laundering, or, Scrubbing Your Subscribers.

Portugal: The Straw That Breaks The Back of Independent Film Financing?

Let me assure you - it's got everything to do with the state of filmmaking worldwide and no one is talking about it.

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