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YouTube Makes First Move Toward Original Content

In the highly competitive world of subscription VOD providers, YouTube has just moved the world closer to my prediction that Netflix will soon be producing original content.

Be Warned – What 2011 Means for Filmmakers

The mantra for surviving 2011 and 2012 will be to swing for singles and doubles, not for fences. If you really know what your doing, then it's a great time to enter the film market. But if you don't...

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.
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Section 181 is Back! Again! and Again!

SECTION 181 is back! Everybody's favorite on-again, off-again federal film funding incentive is back.

Will Robert Halmi Take Out JP Morgan Ent Div, too?

First, Robert Halmi's RHI bankruptcy took out US Bank's entertainment division. Now, this wave of destruction could come crashing right through the front door at JP Morgan's entertainment division. The result for indie producers will be even fewer banks willing to bet on riskier films.

Hollywood’s Counterfeiters

It takes patience and strategy to properly package a project and put together its finance plan before announcing it to the world. Unfortunately, too many in Hollywood feel compelled to announce every step in the development cycle of their projects. This just becomes an embarrassing pubic record of those who create the counterfeit currency in Hollywood.

UPDATE: Tribe-Funding, SEC Change?

Just got the following message from Paul Spinrad about a "crowd-funding campaign to change crowd-funding law." This is a perfect opportunity for the indie film tribe to support its best interests:

2010 Toronto Film Festival: Part 2

The Toronto Dutch Auction has picked up some steam, but it's going to take at least another AFM to clear out the supergap glut...

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...

The Kids Are Alright, But What About The Producers

With 20 producers credited, The Kids Are Alright is poised to be this year's annual Academy Award controversy over who gets the Oscar.

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