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“The Internet In Real Time” is a must see for anyone who has pondered this question. If there is any doubt that making films NOW is something entirely different from THEN (aka before the internet), “The Internet In Real Time” should demonstrate that we are in the Era Of Distraction. Or is the Time Of Abundance Culture? Whatever we refer to it, it demonstrates the challenge is now one of time allocation and prioritization. With so many things coming at everyone, how do we get them to watch our work? Maybe a good start is to stop reading this post and watch a movie instead.
As a great compliment — whether planned or not — to Marc Schiller’s recent post on Current Trends On Indie Film Online Marketing And Distribution, VHX has released a nicely present set of stats on their platform including:
- How Much?
You have to check it out if you are in the Indie Film Biz.
Marc Schiller has posted a Must Read on where Indie Film is right now. It works as a “Recommended Best Practices” document when it comes to TVOD (transactional video on demand). It would be great if there was the data attached to back up the claims, but from an instinctual perspective, I think he gets it right.
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY
EFA Board Calls for Release of Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov
The Board of the European Film Academy calls for the immediate release of Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov.
Sentsov, who has been involved in supporting the Euro Maidan protests in Kiev and has opposed the annexation of Crimea by Russia, was arrested at his home in Simferopol, Crimea, and accused of organizing a terrorist attack. It is believed that the director has been flown to Moscow where he is facing trial. [...]
“Media brands of the future will be built upon a core principle of agility, a fragmented model of multiple revenue sources, verticals, consultancy, research, events and online advertising.
Other earned revenue streams—such as event hosting, marketing services and web consulting, could become a critical component to the broader, long-term picture. For now, these various streams remain small, accounting for about 7% of the whole according to Pew, but that’s set to change.”