Marketing

TechCrunch Disrupt

I'm at TechCrunch Disrupt right now, watching Charlie Rose asking questions about the future of tech. I'm here to keep an eye out for new technologies that can be used to produce, market, distribute, and engage audiences for films and filmmakers. So far SCVNGR has...

Flattr Beta Testing

A few weeks ago I wrote about the new site Flattr, which is a new venture to try to monetize blog content. Basically it's a button like a Digg button, you click on stuff you like and depending on how many things you Flattr, the monthly amount of money that's in your...

My Kickstarter Experience: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

It's four days before the deadline for my Kickstarter project reaches its end. I'm only about a third of the way to my $9000 goal - a seemingly impossible feat. A few hours later the goal is reached! So sudden? Anti-climactic? I know. Now I wish I could say I received...

“Hiring a Marketing Producer” and Other Great Stuff

Apparently there was a time when a young filmmaker such as yourself could make a decent independent film, submit it to festivals and sit back while distributors threw wads of cash at your feet, all while begging for the privilege to give your little indie the...

Jon Reiss Interview – Think Outside The Box Office [Podcast]

Jon Reiss Interview Jon Reiss (@Jon_Reiss) has become one of the main voices on DIY and alternative distribution (along with Ted Hope). He's a filmmaker and the author of the book Think Outside the Box Office, an invaluable resource for anyone who's made or (more...

45365 – Final Day to Watch it for Free

45365 is a documentary that was at Full Frame but I never got a chance to watch it. This week it's been on Hulu for free, which I'm very excited about (but today is the last day so watch it now). But for the film itself, I thought it was great. It's very Cinema...