Thursday 13 August 2009

The Changing Face Of Independent Film Distribution.

Here's an interesting article for any independent filmmakers who may be reading. It talks about how distribution has changed.

Here's a snippet of the article, 'Independent Filmmakers Distribute On Their Own,' from the New York Times.

"The glory days of independent film, when hot young directors like Steven Soderbergh and Mr. Tarantino had studio executives tangled in fierce bidding wars at Sundance and other celebrity-studded festivals, are now barely a speck in the rearview mirror. And something new, something much odder, has taken their place.

Here is how it used to work: aspiring filmmakers playing the cool auteur in hopes of attracting the eye of a Hollywood power broker.

Here is the new way: filmmakers doing it themselves — paying for their own distribution, marketing films through social networking sites and Twitter blasts, putting their work up free on the Web to build a reputation, cozying up to concierges at luxury hotels in film festival cities to get them to whisper into the right ears."

Read the full article here.

Care to share?


  1. Thanks Kid, I'd have missed this article far far away here in New Zealand so am thrilled you did this post so I got to read it. Cheers.

  2. Hmmm do u wanna be a filmmaker?