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.
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:
Operators of online piracy websites should take note, they're sitting on the next media gold rush: Consumer Laundering, or, Scrubbing Your Subscribers.
Let me assure you - it's got everything to do with the state of filmmaking worldwide and no one is talking about it.