How to Distribute Your Film to SVOD and Keep 100% Ownership This article was originally published by Special.tv, the independent streaming service powering global SVOD & TVOD distribution and monetization for independent filmmakers, studios, and distributors. Written by Ashton Solecki. The film industry and distribution marketplaces are in constant flux… but the problem for indie…

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COVID-19 Online Piracy Surge: How to Protect Your Indie Film Streaming and download piracy website traffic has dramatically surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to London-based piracy analysts Muso, analyzing the last 7 days of March 2020 compared to the last 7 days of February, visits to streaming and download piracy websites rose by 41.4%…

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The Art of the Mini-Blockbuster Short Film I worked on GODZILLA vs KONG to help make my proof of concept ‘MANHUNT’. One of the biggest struggles of making a movie with blockbuster quality is the money. Even in big films like Godzilla vs Kong, they shoot for the stars and then strip away all the fat…

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This article was originally published by KitSplit.com, the camera gear rental marketplace and community of 50,0000 filmmakers and production companies.Written by: Sean Mannion  DIY Film Distribution for the New Decade This year I launched my first feature film, Meme, across multiple platforms. We didn’t have a sales agent or a distributor or even a guy with a…

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What to Do When a Distributor Goes Bankrupt Read this if you: have been using Distribber need to know what to do if your distributor collapses want to reduce the chance this will happen to you DISTRIBBER OVERVIEW When Distribber was launched in 2007, it provided a new way for filmmakers to get their films…

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A Warning About Film Aggregators & the Future Joe Dain from Terror Films reached out to me to share his warning about film aggregators and what the downfall of Distribber means to the indie film community in the future. Please read below. Before you read listen to Joe Dain discuss his concerns of Film Aggregators…

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screenwriter Exercises, screenwriting, paul Castro, Screenwriter

2 Practical Exercises Every Aspiring Screenwriter Should Do Every Week You’ve probably heard the old adage that in order to improve as a screenwriter you should write every day. Well, while that’s true, it also implies that it’s all you need to do. In fact, there’s also a number of practical exercises that can dramatically…

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Case Study: “CON” a 7,000 Euros Irish Feature Film One thing I want to make abundantly clear from the beginning is that producing a feature film for 7,000 euros (8,500 dollars) in total (from idea all the way to screen) is not easy. You have to think outside the box. The point is this; you…

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Assistant Director, first assistant director. 1st AD, 1st Assistant Director

How to Become an Assistant Director In the film industry the 1st Assistant Director or “1st AD” is the driving force behind making sure a film is completed, safe and organized. Becoming an Assistant Director can be a tricky thing and becoming a member of the DGA (Directors Guild of America) even more difficult. How…

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Vintage Russian Lenses, Russian Lenses, Vintage Soviet Lenses, Soviet Lenses, Helios 44 58mm, Mir 1 37mm

Introduction to Vintage Russian Lenses for Indie Filmmakers Why should I care about old Russian camera lenses? As an indie filmmaker, especially a low-budget indie filmmaker, we are always looking for ways to optimize a very limited number of resources, and for most of us, the most limited resource is money. Ultimately, we are doing…

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