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Close-Up (1948 film) - Wikipedia
Hard to follow but entertaining and full of surprises
film  1948  noir  fashion  photographer  nazi 
6 weeks ago by csrollyson
They Rode West - Wikipedia
Young doctor on cavalry post struggles between war loyalty and Hippocratic Oath with surprising results
film  western  physician  west  indian  loyalty  bullsi 
8 weeks ago by csrollyson
Beloved Enemy - Wikipedia
Moving film about politics, points of view, compromise, and love (the harp)
film  britain  ireland  independence  love  rebel  bullsi  men  women 
11 weeks ago by csrollyson
Phone Call from a Stranger - Wikipedia
Beautiful reflective story in which survivor acts on his [gratitude and decency] and travels to each of his companions' familes to tell them about their loved ones' last night
noir  film  airplane  crash  death  flashback  family  infidelity  forgiveness  exceptional 
june 2019 by csrollyson
Caught (1949 film) - Wikipedia
Protagonist must choose between love and money
film  romance  model  Newyorkcity  james  mason  millionaire  pregnancy 
may 2019 by csrollyson
Pushover (film) - Wikipedia
Entertaining film but not great; characters feel cliched
film  noir  police  bank  robbery  voyeurism  stakeout  hollywood 
may 2019 by csrollyson
His Lordship (1936 film) - Wikipedia
Delightful film featuring identical twins abd dastardly shieks
film  uk  international  middleeast  murder  twin  government  cabinet  britain  slipper  succession 
april 2019 by csrollyson
The Refugee Crisis: Day Two
October 2019 conference at UIC Institute for the Humanities addresses marginalization of #refugees due to friction with #host countries #FiveMillionFilm ^cr
=> Andreas Feldmann, Lynette Jackson, and Sultan Tepe (organizers)
refugee  crisis  conference  university  illinois  chicago  host  country  relationship  othering  art  film 
april 2019 by csrollyson
Help finish a short film about the refugee crisis | Indiegogo
Successful Indiegogo "finish campaign" for short feature film about child refugees
film  feature  children  refugee  smuggler  UK  indiegogo  crowdfunding  campaign  example  19eyz  reference 
april 2019 by csrollyson
Documentary - A Refugee Story - Syria, Iraq, and Iran by Juan David — Kickstarter
Successful kickstarter for short documentary on refugees as they try to integrate into their host countries France and Greece
refugee  film  documentary  story  france  greece  short  budget  example  transparency  bullsi  syria  iraq  iran 
april 2019 by csrollyson
TFC Blog | spotlight on global film distribution platform FilmDoo
@FilmDoo enables #filmmakers to reach global audiences; strong in global, #humanitarian #LGBT #crosscultural #FiveMillionFilm ^cr
distribution  film  humanitarian  lgbt  genre  international  global  platform  VOD  AVOD  filmmaker  19eyz  bullsi 
april 2019 by csrollyson
AWFF 2019: Collaborative documentary Displacement and Resilience explores conflict, migration and exile
"Displacemennt & Resilience": Documentary highlights experience of #women #refugees in Tibet India Philippines Canada Tunisia, from trauma to healing and triumph #FiveMillionFilm ^cr
documentary  refugee  reference  women  PTSD  migration  exile  philippines  tunia  comparison  india  rohingya  tibet  asia  canada  story  film  2019  editing  social  worker  resilience  police  interview 
april 2019 by csrollyson
Woman on the Run - Wikipedia
Surprisingly good noir in San Francisco
film  noir  1950  sanfrancisco 
april 2019 by csrollyson
Everything You Need to Know about Distributing Documentaries | International Documentary Association
Covers many basics of #presales & #distribution of #documentary #film #DIY in trad channels but no mention of audience engagement, #socialmedia #email scant VOD ^cr
documentary  film  distribution  finance  sales  education  home  video  TV  theater  19eyz  example  company  list  rank  agent  festival  deal  cable  satellite  broadcast 
april 2019 by csrollyson
About Us | Impact Partners Film
Invests in and supports #cause-focused #documentaries [and features] #FiveMillionFilm ^cr
investor  producer  firm  documentary  cause  film  executive  reference  19eyz  filmmaker  social  impact  international  activism 
april 2019 by csrollyson
Documentary Film Guide | Women + Film
[Cause focused] #Documentary #film guide includes helpful lists of must-see films, #fundraising sources, top #women #filmmakers ^cr
documentary  film  women  guide  list  directory  cause  social  impact  investor  director  filmmaker  fundraising  history  story  19eyz  reference 
april 2019 by csrollyson
STEVEN J. BERGER: The Five Tenets of Courting a Producer | Dear Producer
Concise advice for finding and engaging a #producer for your #independent #film - The gist: Realize you're hiring a creative business partner, do your homework + use a personal approach ^cr
howto  19eyz  producer  film  network  approach  partner  business  distribution  production  advice 
april 2019 by csrollyson
ABOUT | Dear Producer
A blog dedicated to producers who are often underappreciated by the #film public and unexperienced sr creatives #insight #kudos @dearproducer ^cr
producer  blog  reference  film  business  creative  pointofview 
april 2019 by csrollyson
10 Line Producer Tips That Will Get You On Time and Under Budget
Excellent detail about #line #producer role on #film #shoots - role and function - How to do it right (and wrong ;^)
line  film  production  producer  process  journey  shoot  accounting  project  management  howto  bullsi  exceptional  reference  budget  plan  director  equipment  talent  19eyz 
april 2019 by csrollyson
How to Find a Producer for Your Film, TV, or Theater Project
Basic but nice detail of the process of planning for and doing a search for your #executive #producer #film
19eyz  producer  howto  investor  film  bullsi  journey  process  guide  reference 
april 2019 by csrollyson
Face to Face (1952 film) - Wikipedia
Superb duet of films, the first with James Mason a captain of his first ship who encounters a very strange situation and the second with a shy marshal who gets married on the sly
1952  film  sea  captain  western  marshal  jamesmason  bullsi 
april 2019 by csrollyson
TFC Blog | Documentary DIY fundraising distribution
Bull's eye: DIY #distribution for cause-focused #documentary #films - examples run w #alternative #revenue streams & self-creating audiences w #socialmedia #email #website education sales ^cr
cause  nonprofit  social  media  email  education  sales  kit  DVD  festival  university  conference  website  bullsi  DIY  documentary  independent  film  distribution  finance  investor  production  example  19eyz  howto 
april 2019 by csrollyson
The Distribution Equation - Cultural Weekly
Useful contrast b/t traditional and DIY #distribution reveals sobering truth; of the 10% of #indie #films that get distributed the vast majority lost money. How to DIY w pros ^cr
independent  film  distribution  Statistics  example  revenue  deal  traditional  alternative  DIY  marketing  theater  VOD  rights  TV  festival  investor  19eyz  settlement  rate 
april 2019 by csrollyson
The Numbers - Glossary of Movie Business Terms
Useful for newbies: basic terminology of #film #finance #revenue #distribution ^cr
film  revenue  term  glossary  reference  tool  market  producer  business  distribution  cycle  advertising  theater  boxoffice  equation  production  budget  screen  TV  VOD  rights  19eyz 
april 2019 by csrollyson
Distribution Transparency: Four Filmmakers Reveal Their Distribution Numbers, Part One | Filmmaker Magazine
Very useful! 2 #documentary #filmmaker #casestudy featuring #DIY #distribution w the revenue numbers/channel - both feature developing audience w #socialmedia ^cr
independent  documentary  film  DIY  distribution  casestudy  example  Statistics  revenue  channel  beauty  actor  museum  social  media  email  audience  development  VOD  TV  SVOD  merchandise  blog  community  DVD  edition  women  theater  booker  screening  alternative  exceptional  bullsi  19eyz 
april 2019 by csrollyson
Distribution Transparency: Four Filmmakers Reveal Their Numbers, Part Two | Filmmaker Magazine
2 superb #case #studies of #DIY #distribution for cause #films + #piracy as channel & growing audience w #socialmedia #independent #producer ^cr
filmmaker  DIY  distribution  cause  film  documentary  casestudy  theater  marketing  email  social  media  strategy  finance  audience  piracy  education  sales  exceptional  bullsi  revenue  VOD  TV  rights  19eyz  bullsi2 
april 2019 by csrollyson
DEALMAKING DONE RIGHT: A Back-to-Basics Approach to the Byzantine World of Waterfalls, Hurdle Rates and Preferred Returns - Producers Guild of America
Superbly useful discussion of common film deals, #producer cuts with #investors, senior #talent #distributors, nice graphic #kudos #waterfall #hurdlerate
producer  filmmaker  director  investor  contract  model  statistics  bullsi  exceptional  2015  hollywood  independent  film  19eyz  deal  split 
april 2019 by csrollyson
The Champion (1915 film) - Wikipedia
Charming, good music, and his graceful dance moves are subtle
film  silent  1915  chaplin 
april 2019 by csrollyson
How Exactly Do Movies Make Money?
Very basic explanation of some revenue sources for films
film  business  investment  model  revenue  19eyz 
april 2019 by csrollyson
Attention, Filmmakers: Your Website Sucks! | IndieWire
Focused on #indie #film websites but hooks into overall marketing & #distribution strategy #kudos
independent  film  marketing  distribution  audience  plan  strategy  website  email  list  gotcha  pitfall  design  reference  exceptional  howto  guide  social  media  goal  personality  user  experience  global  rights  management  19eyz  Business 
april 2019 by csrollyson
The Filmmaker’s Ultimate Guide to Video & Film Distribution
High-level background on #film #distribution for #directors & other creatives #business #finance #investor #model #indie
independent  film  guide  distribution  reference  context  19eyz  business  investment  marketing  revenue  channel  player 
april 2019 by csrollyson
Movie Report | Refugee documentary example
Very useful tool user-configurable box office (revenue) stats for indie films about refugees
finance  independent  documentary  investment  model  Statistics  report  tool  reference  revenue  boxoffice  film  19eyz  Business 
april 2019 by csrollyson
How is a cinema’s box office income distributed? | Stephen Follows
Unpacks the "#boxoffice" revenue waterfall; brillant graphic and explanation #indie #film #finance #investor Thx @StephenFollows
independent  film  revenue  boxoffice  distribution  Statistics  waterfall  exceptional  graphic  guide  theater  home  entertainment  TV  VOD  cost  fee  bullsi  19eyz  Business 
april 2019 by csrollyson
The Full Costs and Income of a £1million Indie Film - American Film Market
Superb: dissecting the costs and revenue of a real #indie feature #film #investor #kudos @stephenfollows
finance  investment  ROI  example  casestudy  UK  independent  film  19eyz  bullsi  investor  cost  income  germany  greece  usa  VOD  theater  Business 
april 2019 by csrollyson
Gaslight (1940 film) - Wikipedia
"Husband" has a dark past, a murderer robber, tries o drive his new wife mad by "gaslighting" - superb performances
film  uk  1940  exceptional  gaslight  husband  wife  robber  london 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Case Studies from The Film Collaborative | TFC Blog
Superb trove of #independent #flim [mostly] #distribution case studies: A gold mine of experience and learnings #kudos @filmcollab
film  release  reference  bullsi  casestudy  marketing  DIY  VOD  finance  crowdsourcing  19eyz  distribution  filmmaker  producer  investor  festival  lessons  learned  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Film Distribution Strategies: Changes in Movie Windowing
Concise discussion of evolving #film #windowing models: Examples, channel conflict, stats #distribution #producer #investor #filmmaker Thx @researchglenn
film  window  model  disruption  theater  AVOD  TVOD  SVOD  OTT  amazon  netflix  hulu  channel  conflict  home  daydate  release  example  producer  filmmaker  strategy  screen  device  Statistics  value  proposition 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Launching a Theater-On-Demand distribution campaign | TFC Blog
Post-mortem of "Theater on Demand" #crowdsourcing #distribution for cause-focused documentary #film: Nice detail, numbers and results
independent  film  distribution  casestudy  documentary  theater  screening  marketing  model  results  19eyz  bullsi  network  cause  disability  producer  promotion  crowdsourcing  community  strategy  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Columbus Case Study | Sundance Institute
Very useful #independent #film release and distribution strategy and results - excellent detail #casestudy #filmmaker #investor #finance
film  distribution  windowing  strategy  casestudy  independent  festival  feature  theater  rights  investment  return  revenue  channel  audience  budget  promotion  SVOD  TVOD  marketing  cost  sundance  bullsi 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Top 18 Strategies and Tactics To Get stuff Free or Massive Discounts | Chris Jones Filmmaker Blog
Must-read for #filmmaker #directors: How to ask people for things as a list focuses on practical ways to show your consideration of #investors #vendors #cast - specific advice for communication and interaction #kudos
exceptional  film  movie  producer  filmmaker  howto  relationship  investor  vendor  communication  ego  humility  empathy  interaction  email  consideration  list  bullsi  19eyz  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
How the New 'Atari' Movie Could Revolutionize Film Finance by Tokenization on the Blockchain
Alt #film #financing: How to use #blockchain to tokenize and finance various parts of your #independent film #producer #investor
blockchain  film  investing  video  toronto  festival  2018  19eyz  pioneer  alternative  investor  filmmaker  producer  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
The Doc Film Money Map 2.0: A guide to tax incentives (USA)
Depending on your #indie #film project, tax incentives can finance a huge chunk of your budget; here's how... #investor #producer
19eyz  documentary  indie  film  tax  incentive  howto  program  ohio  illinois  california  newyork  state  investor  producer  finance  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
How many movie producers does a film need?
Very useful: stats behind the number of producers in studio- and indie-films
film  studio  indie  comparison  Statistics  executive  producer  trend  analysis  role  reference  19eyz  bullsi  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
A Parisian Romance (film) - Wikipedia
The heroine struggles to reconcile her artist fiance with a wealthy womanizer and art patron. Her earnestness changes the womanizer; their relationship is nuanced and makes the film more subtle
film  1932  paris  romance  baron  artist  triangle  tragedy  relationship  earnestness  culture 
march 2019 by csrollyson
The 7 Dirty Secrets of Film Financing | IndieWire
Gritty + tongue in cheek secrets of #indie #film budgeting and financing from producer POV; some good examples
howto  indie  film  finance  humor  advice  budget  investor  producer  filmmaker  19eyz  example  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
We Spoke to Dozens of Distributors; This is What They Want in a Film | Sundance Institute
Useful: Insights from surveying #distributors of #indie #films: How they evaluate and structure #distribution deals #investor ^cr
indie  film  distribution  lessons  learned  producer  investor  19eyz  bullsi  insight  festival  social  media  model  investment  finance  market  digital  theater  legal  release  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Learning With Documentary Films: Strategies to Engage Students - Global Learning - Education Week
How to use #documentaries in the classroom for teaching cross-cultural experiences: how and why film screenings can bridge gaps #university #education ^cr
documentary  film  howto  education  classroom  teacher  professor  example  2015  19eyz  screening  learning  teaching  geny  genz  millennial  value  proposition  bullsi  university 
march 2019 by csrollyson
So You Want to Be a Film Producer? Checking in with Producer Lauren McBride and "Selah and the Spades" | Sundance Institute
Her first indie film as producer: Lauren McBride on how Selah and the Spades came to be and #lessons #learned galore ^cr
indie  film  feature  story  producer  writer  investment  journey  college  2018  19eyz  bullsi  lessons  learned  production  script  budget 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Independent Film Investing - Beware!
Published in 2009, so outdated in terms of distribution, but replete with great detail on risks of #indie #film #investing
howto  film  indie  investor  debunk  producer  accounting  finance  control  risk  2009  19eyz  reference  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
How to Write a 4-Part Film Business Plan That Gets You Funding
Informal narrative style talks through how to write a #film #business #plan
business  plan  howto  film  documentary  short  reference  investor  finance  19eyz 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Independent Film Funding for Movies and Documentaries
Useful: donor v. investor model for documentary financing includes typical finance vehicles
film  finance  investor  documentary  model  reference  19eyz  grant  crowdfunding  sponsorship  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Filmmaking 2.0: Nonprofit Film Financing
How #nonprofits and cause-focused #filmmakers can collaborate on #documentary #film projects #investor #legal
indie  film  documentary  financing  nonprofit  investor  filmmaker  reference  howto  obligation  regulation  fundraising  value  proposition  sponsor  legal  accounting  tax  19eyz  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
The Economics of Film Festivals - SmartAsset
Helpful background to a major part of the "film economy": Summarizes #film #festivals' value propositions for #filmmakers, #investors, directors, distributors
film  festival  economics  business  distribution  history  ROI  filmmaker  investor  value  proposition  town  local  economy  directory  19eyz  reference 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Every Filmmaking Form You'll Ever Need in 99 Free Templates
Exceptionally useful: a true toolbox of templates/forms for pre-production, production, finance, and post-production #kudos @nofilmschool
19eyz  tools  list  reference  management  film  director  producer  cinematographer  howto  example  template  bullsi 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Doc10 | Chicago Documentary Film Festival
Annual Chicago #documentary #film #festival unites filmmakers, talent and #investors
documentary  film  festival  chicago  19eyz  bullsi  indie  investor  producer  director  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Film Investors
Useful #indie #film scenario in which producer presents proposal to audience of #investors in Q&A format
producer  investor  indie  film  howto  example  scenario  finance  ROI  distribution  profit  investment  return  bullsi  19eyz  psychology  empathy  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
IndieVest Attracts Indie-Film Investors With Reduced-Risk Model
Independent #indie #film production company follows a different #investor model to mitigate risk #indievest
indie  film  finance  investment  company  firm  model  subscription  production  19eyz  2009  distribution  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
How to Make Money Investing in Independent Film Makers | Finance - Zacks
Tips for first-time #indie #film #investors: How to find talent & derisk your investment
indie  film  investor  howto  producer  19eyz  risk  mitigation  festival  tax  incentive  loan  distribution  school  talent  bullsi  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Nine Answers for Anxious Film Investors | Filmmaker Magazine
Empathic list of #indie #film #investor concerns, and how #filmmakers can respond
indie  film  investor  question  list  psychology  empathy  filmmaker  producer  19eyz  reference  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
The 13 Tough Questions Film Investors Ask - Raindance
Helpful list of #indie #film #investor concerns and how #filmmakers can answer them #social #media
indie  film  investor  pointofview  question  19eyz  list  insight  commercial  roi  psychology  empathy  tactic  distribution  perk  trust  social  media  product  placement  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
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