Archive for March, 2010

NYC Party Wrap-Up

Sunday, March 28, 2010 14:37 9 Comments

Well, we’ve finally recovered from Thursday’s NYC Film Industry Party at Amnesia Nightclub. It was a huge success! We’ve received quite a bit of positive feedback as well as significant interest in another party already. I do, however, want to candidly rant for a moment about some things we weren’t entirely pleased with. Throughout the [...]

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Viacom Feeling Good About the Film Industry

Saturday, March 27, 2010 14:07 No Comments

First of all, my apologies for the lack of posts last week – we were heavily swamped with the organization of our NYC Film Industry Party. It was a huge success by the way! Philippe Dauman, president and CEO of Viacom, spoke to over 300 business executives and politicians about the “three waves of change.” [...]

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That’s a Wrap (it up!)

Thursday, March 18, 2010 12:03 No Comments

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is expected to vote on a petition that will require performers in the porn industry to use condoms when filming. While we prepare for the imminent amount of spam comments to this post (based on its content), you should read the full story at LA Times.

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Harvey Weinstein to Speak at FT Summit

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 12:32 No Comments

Harvey Weinstein CBE, Co-Founder, Miramax Films and Co-Chairman, The Weinstein Company has been confirmed as the concluding keynote speaker at the Financial Times Business of Film Summit, to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Doha in Qatar, on 22 – 23 March. Chaired by the Financial Times Los Angeles correspondent Matthew Garrahan, the FT [...]

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Film Tax Credit a Major Player in New York’s Economy

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 12:20 No Comments

According to the state’s comptroller  today, New York’s film tax credit has generated nearly $7 billion since its inception in 2004. Lawmakers may even extend the program through 2015 to help NY compete with the tax incentives of 42 other U.S. states. “Visitors from all over the world come to New York because of the [...]

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Thoughts on ‘If I Can Dream’ Episode 1

Saturday, March 13, 2010 17:49 2 Comments

Simon Fuller‘s latest television adventure ‘If I Can Dream,’ available exclusively on Hulu, brings a new twist to routine talent competition standards. Before delving into the show’s content too much, I’d like to address why we are choosing to cover it on this blog. ‘If I Can Dream’ follows 5 young individuals as they take [...]

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Indie Filmmakers Wear Blazers & T-Shirts

Friday, March 12, 2010 12:03 2 Comments

Just an observation.

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Be Careful What You Wish For (Part 1)

Monday, March 8, 2010 21:07 10 Comments

Every indie filmmaker has the dream of being that ‘it’ director with that huge breakout film at Sundance. You know the film, you’ve seen it a bunch of times over the last 15 years. It’s shot with loving care by a dedicated crew of visionaries on a shoestring budget supported by credit cards, video store [...]

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Go Viral with Your Trailer

Sunday, March 7, 2010 11:20 1 Comment

This just in – without major studio distribution and a $100 million marketing campaign, your film has no chance against Hollywood blockbusters! SHOCKING! Actually, that’s common sense. So how do you generate interest in your film screenings and DVD sales? Viral media.

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The Contact Form is Dead

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 17:46 2 Comments

May I be so blunt as to officially pronounce the contact form deceased? This may all be my perception but I usually have a good handle on these matters. As our submissions come in for this year’s Call for Entries, filmmakers often supply a website to learn more about them and/or their project. Having visited [...]

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