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February 22 at 11:26am

Is Indie Film The New Wal-Mart?

Beanie Barnes has a MUST READ post up on Salon “America’s Next Wal-Mart: The Indie Film Industry“. Although Beanie primarily focuses on over-supply/grand abundance as the primary problem, the link-filled post captures many of the challenges we all now face — especially sustainability on a personal level. And the article is not just [...]


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February 20 at 9:45am

Can EB-5 Investments Be Used To Fund Films?

Has anyone used EB-5 investments for film financing? [...]


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February 17 at 9:28am

Media Consolidation Limits Competition

Filmmakers should fight the Comcast/Time Warner merger.

As the WGA points out:”Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable is bad for everyone: [...]


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February 1 at 10:08am

Your Suggestions For Today’s Film Institutions Are Needed

I was asked by the New York Times to contribute to a think piece on how to improve the  Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Ted Hope, chief executive of Fandor, a film-streaming service and former San Francisco Film Society executive director, recalled his first encounter with the organization: a showing of the Coen brothers’ “Blood Simple” at the New York Film Festival. “I was so excited to be in such a beautiful room with so many people who seemed to love cinema as much as me,” he said. “I want every program to recreate that excitement, and it comes from providing context, community and a sense of event — something both fleeting and permanent.” [...]


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