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August 21 at 8:15am

Read Some Excerpts From My New Book

I know what you are thinking. You are wondering “why should I go buy a book when I can just download a movie illegally for free?” right?  Well there is a price to pay for everything.  One of the reasons I wrote this book is to advance and preserve the film art and culture that I love — and that other option certainly does not do that! I wrote the book “Hope For Film” (with Anthony Kaufman) because I wanted to share some of the many lessons I have learned producing indie film.

Two recent excerpts give you [...]


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August 7 at 11:00am

Festival Planning Gets Easier And Easier

Don’t get me wrong, it is still hard. How do you know what festival to play when?  That remains to be answered, but just knowing what festivals are approaching is great gift — and now you can quite easily. [...]


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July 16 at 9:54am

The Search For A New Business Model: Bond360 Offers Cinepacks

Check it out! As the site says:

“From BOND/360 labs, CinePacks brings together the best of independent cinema in “pay what you want” digital bundles, allowing fans to discover great films that share a common theme. Each curated collection allows audiences to experience films that explore the communities, people, and stories tapped into the zeitgeist of yesterday and today.” [...]


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July 3 at 11:15am

Never Miss A Deadline Again

This is awesome.  POV’s “For Filmmakers” calendar includes funding deadlines, calls for entries, festivals and other documentary events.
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June 20 at 2:15pm

Must Read Interview

I was definitely “on message” with this interview for this really beautiful Danish magazine The CIFF Gazette.  I think I capture what will be the next chapter in the future of film pretty f’n well, if I do say so myself. [...]


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June 17 at 11:00am

Social Media Handbook For Filmmakers

Thanks Kristen McCracken and Seed&Spark! Here’s a great gift for all the filmmakers: [...]


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June 6 at 11:00am

Selling Your Film Outside the U.S

Jon Reiss, Sherry Candler, Orly Ravid & The Film Collaborative have been doing a tremendous service for the global film community for some time now releasing books that are free to download and address the core problems the indie film world are facing.  But they just took it up another step. [...]


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