Articles Tagged Distribution

Q&A with Tom Quinn of Samuel Goldwyn Films

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When and why was Samuel Goldwyn Films created? In the late 1970’s, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. created the Samuel Goldwyn Company, which then later became Samuel Goldwyn Films. He and our president, Meyer Gottlieb, [have] been working together since they created the first incarnation of the Samuel Goldwyn Company. We’re looking to produce films anywhere between… Read more »

Up to Spec for PBS

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Heather Courtney began shooting video of migrant day laborers in Texas as a graduate school thesis project, with few ideas about distribution. Los Trabajadores/The Workers eventually screened at over fifty different venues over the past year. As the film journeyed through the festival circuit and aired on PBS affiliates in Texas, Courtney never heard there… Read more »

Pitching to PBS

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Ever wanted to pitch an idea to one of the PBS strands but didn’t know how? Well The Independent has put together this rundown of the programs that keep their doors open for ideas from indie producers. American Experience—accepts pitches Watched in nearly eight million homes each week, American Experience has told stories of the… Read more »

Funder FAQ: Latino Public Broadcasting

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What is Latino Public Broadcasting? Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) is a nonprofit organization that funds the development, production, postproduction, and acquisition of programming with educational and cultural contexts addressing the Latino voice in the United Sates. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) funds us, which means the programs we look for are ones that can… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: Film Movement

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What is Film Movement? We’re a company that matches consumers with deserving filmmakers. We do this in two ways: through theatrical releases and by combining them with a subscription-based service so that people everywhere in the United States and ultimately Canada can get access to the same films as people in New York City, Chicago,… Read more »

Q&A with Larry Meistrich of Film Movement

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What is Film Movement? We’re a company that matches consumers with deserving filmmakers. We do this in two ways: through theatrical releases and by combining them with a subscription-based service so that people everywhere in the United States and ultimately Canada can get access to the same films as people in New York City, Chicago,… Read more »

Unlocking the Secrets of the Screening Committee

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For almost every independent film its first exhibition space will be a festival screening room. It doesn’t matter if your film’s budget was in the hundreds and the crew ate bologna sandwiches, or if you spent a million-plus and had a cappuccino machine at the craft services table—once the videotaped copy is dropped into the… Read more »

Distributor FAQ: Newmarket Films

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Why was Newmarket Films created? Will Tyler and Chris Ball [co-presidents of Newmarket Capitol Group] had produced and financed Memento. I met them when they had difficulty getting a successful deal to distribute the film. I came in, at that point, undertaking it as a one-off project and released Memento under the Newmarket Films banner…. Read more »

O Canada!

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“We’re the only full-time underground screening space in North America,” says Blinding Light founder, Alex MacKenzie. This 110-seat microcinema that screens alternative, underground, and obscure film / video works was founded in 1998. “I was personally frustrated by the lack of venues for the kind of work I and others were making, and so decided… Read more »

Internet Video

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Exhibiting video on the Internet can be a quick way to show your work to producers, festivals, and potential audience members. Although the quality cannot even begin to rival the picture and sound of home video or theatrical distribution, Internet video can provide a representation of your work 24/7. As soon as you understand a… Read more »