Welcome back to Business of Film, episode 31. This week we are joined by the Executive Producer of WolfCop and the founder of Cinecoup.
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Welcome back to Business of Film, episode 30. This week we are joined by the GM of Creative District, Micki Krimmel.
Welcome back to Business of Film, episode 28. This week we are joined by Lisa Wolofsky, Manager, International Film Group for the National Bank of Canada.
Welcome back to Business of Film, episode 27. This week we are joined by the Head of Film for IndieGoGo.
Welcome back to Business of Film, episode 26. This week we are joined by documentary film festival curator Thom Powers.
Welcome back to Business of Film, episode 25. This week we are joined by David Michael Latt, partner at The Asylum, the mega genre production house behind Sharknado.
Welcome back to Business of Film, episode 24. This week we are joined by the Head of Content Partnerships at FilmBuff.
Welcome back to Business of Film, episode 23. This week we are joined by Scott Glosserman, CEO of Gathr Films. Was truly very excited to have Scott on the show. Gathr was a pioneer of the theatrical-on-demand model. In this episode we discuss – How the independents are not built to scale. – The giant hole in the marketplace – How your film can fit into a multi-billion dollar industry. – Why Gathr considers itself a true “distribution company” and how that benefits YOU, the filmmaker. – Windowing and what works best. Please share with us your thoughts on this […]
Welcome back to Business of Film, episode 22. This week we are joined by Tom Cunha, CEO of Brigade Marketing . Brigade Marketing is a full service digital marketing agency focusing on the entertainment industry. They’ve worked on the campaigns of both studio and indie films. In this episode we jam about what’s working in the digital spaces for films. Facebook and Twitter efforts; how effective are they, really? And what you can do to help get your film noticed. Please leave us a comment below, let us know what you think.
Welcome back to Business of Film, episode 21. This week we welcome digital marketing strategist Sheri Candler. She also serves as the Director of Digital Marketing Strategy for The Film Collaborative, a non profit film distribution and filmmaker education organization, consulting with filmmakers on the marketing strategies for their films. On this episode we discuss – The only way to sell an indie drama. – How to break-out. – How to validate your film. – What to do with a short film. – Raising money with crowdfunding (with a crowded audience). – Understanding the ROI of film. This episode is […]
Welcome back to Business of Film, episode 20. This week we welcome the CEO of IndieFlix, Scilla Andreen to the show. We’re super stoked to have her on the Business of Film podcast. IndieFlix has been blazing the path for indepedent film since Scilla launched the service back in 2004 — which, if you’ll recall was more than just the naiscent stage of on-line SVOD streaming. Scilla Andreen had a vision for this service, even when people thought she was crazy for doing it and when the model and market weren’t nearly as sophisticated as it is today. And that’s […]
Welcome back to Business of Film, episode 19.This week we welcome Mark Urman, President of Paladin to the show. Mark began his career at United Artists where he worked on the studio side and on such films as Rocky, Woody Allen films and several James Bond films. From there, he went onto Columbia where he was VP of Publicity in the early 80’s. After seven years at Columbia, he was a principal at Lionsgate and then after many years started up ThinkFilm. Now, Mark runs his distribution film company Paladin, based in New York. In this episode we chat: – […]
Welcome back to Business of Film, episode 18. This week we welcome James Shapiro, executive and COO of Drafthouse Films to the show. Drafthouse Films is the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and is a curated brand of provocative, visionary and artfully unusual films new and old from around the world. James is an amazing ambassader for Drafthouse Films brand. He is a true cinefile and its obvious why Drafthouse Films has become the brand and that they are. It’s also very clear, in speaking with James, how they think about film and film distribution. Drafthouse Films […]
Welcome back to Business of Film, episode 17. This week we welcome Jeanne Bowerman, editor of Script Magazine. Along with her duties at Script Magazine, she also writes a regular column on the site entitled Balls of Steel. There she chronicles her fearless journey as a screenwriter. This post probably should have been titled “kicking ass with Jeanne” because that’s what she’s doing; day-in and day-out to help the screening community. She has a lot to share including – What it takes to be successful as a screenwriter in the business. – 3 Networking events you must attend. – Writing […]
Welcome back to Business of Film, episode 16. This week we welcome Emily Best, CEO of Seed & Spark, a curated crowdfunding platform. Things we talk about in this episode: – The utility of crowdfunding – Two critical questions that have to be answered BEFORE you start. – 4 Things Filmmakers consistent do wrong. – What actually makes a difference. – How to get the highest conversation rates… and much much more! Be sure to check out An Actionable Crowdfunding Timeline by Emily Best. If you like Business of Film, please click here and give us a review?
Welcome back to Business of Film, episode 15. This week we welcome Nicholas Gonda, Co-Founder of TUGG, a web-platform that lets YOU bring the movies you want to your local theater. Things we talk about in this episode: – How social media affects the experience of going to the movies. – Understand how theatres assess risk when booking films. – Why TUGG takes advantage of theatre “utilization rates” – Promotion, engagement and audience buildling. – How to maximize the TUGG experience. – The SECRET SAUCE — the one thing you need to understand book your film. Guaranteed. If you like […]
Welcome back to Business of Film, episode 14. This week we welcome Michael John Fedun. Michael runs one of the largest, if not the largest, media production company in Amsterdam. He was also the lead producer on The Devil’s Double directed by Lee Tamahori. In this episode we do an in depth case study on The Devil’s Double. Things we talk about in this episode: – The long development process and more than six years from script to screen. – Packaging the film, including its director and lead talent. – The challenges of financing. – Premiering the film in Sundance […]
Welcome back to Business of Film. This week we welcome Michael Baker. Formerly an executive with ThinkFilm (employee number 7), where he worked in distribution for seven years. Michael now acts as an independent producer. With a wealth of knowledge in his near 15 years in the business, here’s some of the things we talk about in this episode: – What Michael learned from his internship with Ridley & Tony Scott – The dirty little secret of script development in Hollywood – How to understanding “who’s your audience?” – Why director reputation matters? – Agents vs. Casting directors – which […]
Lawrence Silverstein started his career in the sale business. He worked his way up through the ranks until eventually starting and running his own sales company, Strategic Film Partners, for seven years. During that time they produced and sold numerous international and domestic titles. He has since left and is now an active producer/director. Things we talk about in this episode: – Sales “Must-Have’s” – Time trusted genres that work – Understanding how language barriers can affect sales – Subjective casting and buyer influences – Theatrical vs. Digital – The reality of having no scarcity Other podcasts you may enjoy: […]
I was gonna put the picture of BIG ASS SPIDER from the movie here… but just couldn’t do it! Understanding the international market On financing genre films: Things we talked about in this podcast: Other podcasts you may enjoy: Mia Bruno, Acquisitions Manager, Gravitas Ventures Maren Olson, Traction Media – the sales business Producing with Neal Dodson & Corey Moosa (All is Lost, Margin Call)
Welcome back to the Business of Film Podcast. This week we chatted with Andrew van den Houten, producer of the soon to be released All Cheerleaders Die. On the value of short films: On art vs. commodity: On pitching: Things we talk about in this podcast: Other podcasts you may enjoy: Mia Bruno, Acquisitions Manager, Gravitas Ventures Indie film making tips with Richard Boddington Maren Olson, Traction Media – the sales business Producing with Neal Dodson & Corey Moosa (All is Lost, Margin Call)
Welcome back to the Business of Film Podcast. This week we chatted with Brian Udovich, independent producer. Can’t say enough good things about Brian. This is a guy who understands the business and his business model. He’s produced six films in the past eight years. And when it comes to consistency in a business that is anything but, you have to wonder… how does he do it? And we ask him that very question. Here’s some of the topics we cover in this podcast: Other podcasts you may enjoy: Mia Bruno, Acquisitions Manager, Gravitas Ventures Indie film making tips with […]
We welcome Mia Bruno, Acquisitions Manager of Gravitas Ventures to the Business of Film Podcast. The simple truth is we should have titled this episode Sex & Drugs with Mia Bruno… but you’ll have to listen to the interview to find out why. Gravitas Ventures is an indipendent film distributor and they are doing some really interesting films. Starting and capitlizing on the growth of digital distribution, Gravitas is a filmmaker friendly company that not only prides itself on distributing great stories but using analytics to help guide its buying decisions. What’s Working? On the Importance of Artwork: On Social […]
We welcome John Suits and Gabriel Cowan of New Artists Alliance (Bad Milo, Extracted, Static) to the podcast. In this episode, we discuss how John and Gabriel grew their company from mostly micro budgeted films to larger scale projects on a consistent basis. In this episode we cover: On attracting talent: The talent value equation: Picking a distributor: Enjoy the podcast as these guys go into depth on the film making process. Other podcasts you may enjoy: Indie film making tips with Richard Boddington Maren Olson, Traction Media – the sales business Producing with Neal Dodson & Corey Moosa (All […]