Film Business

Paul Battista Interview – Independent Film Producing [Podcast]

Paul Battista Interview Entertainment lawyer and filmmaker Paul Battista talks about his new book Independent Film Producing: The Outsider's Guide to Producing a First Low Budget Feature Film. We talk about low budget filmmaking and producing, mistakes first time...

WSJ Looks at Indie Film Investing

An article over the weekend from WSJ talks about investing in independent films. Interesting to look at this through the prism of someone with decent wealth who is looking for some high risk investments to diversify their portfolio. Here's how they paint the ideal...

Where the Wild Lensbabies Are

Using the Lensbaby in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and the NY Times feature article on Spike Jonze and the making of Where the Wild Things Are

Geoffrey Gilmore is Switching Coasts

Geoffrey Gilmore Leaves Sundance For Tribeca | /Film This makes me really happy, and gives me hope for the NY film scene. Geoffrey Gilmore (whom you'll remember from our numerous adventures) is leaving Sundance to become the Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca. This is...

Did the Digital Revolution Screw Over Cinema?

Two articles from indieWIRE got me thinking this morning. The first is from the all too familiar Geoffrey Gilmore in 'Evolution v. Revolution, The State of Independent Film & Festivals.' A lot of it echoes Mark Gill's much buzzed 'The Sky is Falling' essay from...

State of the Fest – Do festivals matter?

State of the Fest | Part one: Do festivals matter? - The Circuit In the pantheon of viable choices for getting your film seen, film festivals continue to thrive (seems there’s a new one born every minute, right?), and that’s because, putting aside economic factors...

Interning and Secrets

To continue my tail of un-hiring woes, we must first go back a few months to the first time I drove Geoffrey Gilmore around. As I said in summation, driving Geoffrey around brought me a lot closer to Paul Cohen, an independent distributor ((That means he buys films...

The State of the Documentary [Panel]

Below are my notes from the one panel I attended at Full Frame - The State of the Doc. It's a little more cheerful than Mark Gill's outlook on independent cinema, though re-reading this now, some panelists seemed to be predicting what was going to happen. It was...

The Visitor and Geoffrey Gilmore [4 of 5]

This is part four of a five part adventure that involves driving Geoffrey Gilmore (the Director of the Sundance Film Festival) around Tallahassee, Diet Cokes, private jets, The Visitor, tea, a 4 am flight, and of course, coffee. Part one and Part two, and Part three....

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