Archive for February, 2010

YouTube Offers a New Distribution Option

Saturday, February 27, 2010 20:34 2 Comments

Is it just me, or is YouTube consistently one step behind in web video trends? That is painfully puzzling considering they pretty much founded web video. Their newest feature, YouTube Rentals (Beta), may not be the first of its kind, but it could be something good for indie filmmakers. Essentially, the service allows you to [...]

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2010 Networking Party Announcement

Friday, February 26, 2010 13:23 4 Comments

ACEFEST partners-up with Back Stage to produce their 3rd annual Film Industry networking event in Midtown Manhattan on March 25th. NEW YORK, NY. February 26, 2010 – In the Entertainment business, establishing new connections is vital to one’s success. ACEFEST has taken the traditionally low-key, and oftentimes awkward, environment of networking events and brought it [...]

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Los Angeles Wants its Film Crews Back

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 23:35 1 Comment

When the economy turned down, filmmakers turned to other locations to make their movies. Los Angeles was home to a whopping 66% of film productions in 2003. That number has since dive-bombed to 31%. The drastic decline has a detrimental effect on employment and the local financial situation as a whole.

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Detroit to Provide Training for Film Jobs

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 1:43 2 Comments

It’s uplifting to hear something positive about Detroit‘s economic state – their local film industry is booming! This growing industry has created a need for more jobs, more talent and more crew. Good for everybody! To help drive this movement forward Governor Jennifer Granholm has announced a $438,000 grant for training.

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B-Side Entertainment Down and Out

Monday, February 22, 2010 15:35 1 Comment

I received an e-mail today that no festival director wants to get – one of our best partners, B-Side Entertainment, is going out of business. B-Side provided hundreds of film festivals, including ACEFEST, with dynamic info pages four our entire program each year. I’ll be honest, their business model always puzzled me as I never [...]

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Behind the Scenes at ACEFEST

Sunday, February 21, 2010 11:22 1 Comment
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Preparing Your Film for Festivals

Saturday, February 20, 2010 13:16 4 Comments

Everyone knows the key to distribution and industry exposure is to submit your film to festivals. What everyone doesn’t know is how to present your submission to festival programmers. I’m going to give you some insider tips to getting your entry from envelope to big screen.

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Vermont Film Commission Going Under

Thursday, February 18, 2010 15:45 1 Comment

Vermont is known for its quaint scenery, woodsy landscapes, postcard-quality seasons and covered bridges. This vibrant and natural backdrop has graced the screen on some of Hollywood‘s biggest productions including Hitchcock‘s  ‘The Trouble With Harry’, comedic masterpiece ‘Me, Myself & Irene’ and several others. Unfortunately for films-to-be-made, this may be the beginning of the end [...]

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Howcast Offers New Opportunities for Filmmakers

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 13:15 No Comments

Today, instructional online media company Howcast announced that it is expanding its Emerging Filmmakers Program (EFP), offering filmmakers a tiered program that will allow them to get more involved with more challenging — and rewarding — video-making.

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Sissy Spacek is for Lovers

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 20:37 No Comments

This morning, Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling led a press conference about the economic merits of local filmmaking. His A-List ace in the hole, Sissy Spacek, also stepped-up for the cause. She told candid little stories of life on the set sprinkled with hard-hitting facts about VA politics, tax incentives and programs. The presentation as [...]

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