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 ( 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 […]