Monthly Archives: February 2012

  • What’s Up with Original Programming at Amazon? -

    First, there was Amazon Studios. Now, there’s Amazon Studios’ People’s Production Company. Amazon recently posted some new job listings as part of a search for what   Ryan Lawler (Gigaom.com) describes as, “…creative execs to develop programming through its Amazon Studios initiative. The jobs specifically are for the “People’s Production Company,” which is the name of […]

  • Crowdfunding in the News -

      Question: What do independent films like Blue Like Jazz by Steve Taylor, Minecraft: The Story of Mojang by 2 Player Productions, Neil Gaiman’s The Price by Christopher Salmon, and My Reincarnation by Jennifer Fox have in common?     Answer:  They are currently the top-funded film projects on Kickstarter to the tune of $345,995, […]

  • Harvey Weinstein on VOD -

      Mike Fleming’s recent interview with Harvey Weinstein in Deadline touches on Weinstein’s thoughts about the Oscar 2012 contendors and “Indie Film in the VOD Age” … Fleming describes Sundance 2012 as being “all about VOD and the success of Margin Call.”   According to Weinstein, “It’s very exciting. The VOD gives you such incredible […]