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The face of independent film is changing. Filmmakers must raise the bar to compete for attention in a worldwide market that produces 15,000+ movies every year. Forced to produce quality films with even smaller production budgets, filmmakers now face the added responsibility of marketing, distribution and communication to engage target audience(s) in a new era of social platforms and hybrid distribution. Join Convercinema host Miles Maker in discussion with Hollywood based independent motion picture producer and digital self-distribution expert Jason Brubaker on the subject of collaborative production models for independent filmmakers to produce quality competitive feature film properties and share profits.
Traditional distribution has become a thing of the past as filmmakers seek innovative approaches to monetize their work.
EggUp.com's Chris Lucero and Jon Yamashita will discuss this do-it-yourself video monetization platform to distribute your content laterally--transporting video via email, website, portable devices and instant messaging while ensuring the protection of your content from piracy:
Successful producers and filmmakers who know their shortcomings surround themselves with people who make up for their weaknesses and inexperience; this is why Actors should not fear the unknown. Producing their own work is as empowering as it is challenging as Actors take control of their careers and making compelling contributions to cinematic storytelling in the process. Actress/Writer Reagan Gomez and Director Matthew Cherry seized the opportunity to collaborate on a short film entitled, "This Time," which premiered at the Boston International Film Festival and has screened at several festivals internationally--including, SFBFF, MVAAFF and the Rincon Puerto Rico Film Festival. "This Time" has also earned a loyal supportive audience with more than 30,000 YouTube views in less than 3 weeks--culminating with an invitation for the creators to appear on BET's Mo'Nique show to talk with the Oscar-winning Actress about the film. Join Convercinema host Miles Maker in candid discussion with Producer/Director Matthew Cherry and Actress, Writer and Co-Producer Reagan Gomez-Preston as they discuss the making of "This Time."
Sheri Candler is a successful marketing and publicity specialist who lends her skills and expertise to helping independent filmmakers develop audiences for their work. In addition to being a featured expert in The Guerilla Filmmakers Pocketbook, Sheri consults with non profit film distribution, marketing & filmmaker education organization The Film Collaborative and is collaborating with Jon Reiss--author of “Think Outside the Box Office” and his TOTBO workshop series. Join Sheri Candler and Miles Maker in a candid discussion about movies, marketing, the synergy between them and the strategical divide this topic creates--particularly with regard to the role of PMD: Producer of Marketing and Distribution.
Writer/Director David Branin and Actress/Spokesperson Karen Worden are the dynamic hosts of L.A. Talk Radio’s “Film Courage.” every Sunday at 3pm EST on LA Talk Radio.com.
Join a candid discussion with David and Karen about life in LA, their passion for filmmaking and the courage to face their fears and pursue their dreams with their independent feature film, "Goodbye Promise."
Theories and strategies for audience development and community engagement abound--with differing opinions on how to connect, who to target and what techniques to employ. Enter Fans Of Film™, a thriving social distribution and production network for filmmakers distributing films online. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the platform has amassed nearly 12,000 Twitter followers and 700 active members with hundreds of videos and featured trailers since 2008 at www.fansoffilm.com. Join our candid discussion with Fans Of Film™ founder Michael Palombo about his humble beginnings, the ongoing challenges he faces and his enduring efforts to expand his brand while increasing its value-added benefits for loyal followers @FansOfFilm on Twitter.
Published poet, freelance professor and indie filmmaker John Trigonis raised $6,300 of his $5,000 campaign goal using IndieGoGo.com for his quirky short dramedy, "Cerise." Find out what inspires John to make films, what propelled him to IndieGoGo success and what you can learn and apply from his audience engagement strategy to crowdfund your next project.
F*ck the boob tube. Some of the most avant-garde programming is heading straight for the Web--the perfect space to explore stories ignored by traditional media. Among a small but growing number of filmmakers, producers and writers making shows on their own terms, Tony Clomax and Maximeyes productions presents an 18-episode romantic comedy series, "12-Steps to Recovery," about a newly dumped Actor and jingle-writer who is set up on 12 blind dates by his two best friends. Join the conversation as we explore the open window of opportunity for web show creators and the challenges they face to earn an audience, revenue and respect in the motion picture industry. http://www.youtube.com/12stepswebseries
Quality sound design and an original score can elevate your film above the rest, but indie films have a difficult time financing an original score. Enter Jordan Passman and www.scoreAscore.com--a community of hand-selected, professional composers. Post any project that needs an original score and composers will submit scores tailored to your project.
There are a ton of people out there claiming to be experts.
Don’t fall for it--stick with the tried and true!
Roberta Munroe is an Author, Film Consultant, Filmmaker and former short film programmer at The Sundance Film Festival. With more than 15 years of short film programming experience at international film festivals, Roberta has watched over 15,000 short films, sold thousands of books ("How Not To Make A Short Film: Secrets From A Sundance Programmer" -- Hyperion 2009), helped hundreds filmmakers realize their dreams and made her own award-winning short films — she doesn't just teach, she does!
Join Roberta Munroe on Saturday August 28th for an all day workshop (10am-6pm) packed with information that when followed will guarantee you & your short film massive success!
Join Convercinema host Miles Maker as he recaps his week in Los Angeles for the LA TalkRadio Film Courage Interactive premiere of Spare Change and his experience pitching projects in Hollywood, networking with industry professionals, using location-based social platforms to make new acquaintances and establish relationships. Maker will share his meeting notes with valuable information on what independent licensees, producers and film distributors film are looking for, how they select their films and what filmmakers can do to meet their acquisitions criteria.
Tonight we are joined by Miles Maker, host of the film show Convercinema on BlogTalkRadio, consulting producer, and overall Jack-of-all-trades. Plus, Reviews of "The Tourist" and the new "Chronicles of Narnia" movie. Since Kelsey's family hates her and is shipping her away to some third world country for Christmas she will be reviewing her TEFS grabbag film (1999's "Can't Hardly Wait") tonight instead of next week. Plus, our embarrassing movie moments (think nudity on screen while sitting next to Mom), news, and more!
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