Digital Distribution

  • Extremely Short Shorts -

    In an age of tweets and texts, cellphone novels and films created with iPhones, it seems that short is in vogue, at least when it comes to technology-enabled communications and artistic expression. Perhaps it’s the fast pace of our lives these days. Everyone’s so busy. No one seems to have any time. Or, maybe it’s the easy and affordable access people now have to the technology. With just the expense of a smartphone, anyone can make a film, particularly a short film, right?

  • Is 2013 going to usher in the Golden Age of Cinema? -

      According to Adam Leipzig, film and theatre producer, writer, Cultural Weekly’s Publisher and former executive at Disney and National Geographic, a perfect storm has developed from the collision of new technologies, new business models, and new creative talent and it’s creating a new Golden Age in cinema.

  • Good News for Indie Filmmakers from the European Commission -

    EU Wants More Indie Films Released Online Reporting for Reuters by Ethan Bilby, editing by Paul Casciato BRUSSELS (Reuters, October 23, 2012) “Ever turn on your television to find the same tired line-up of last season’s movies available to watch? Or been disappointed about how it takes weeks for a movie to arrive on-demand? While […]

  • YouTube channels head to Europe -

        Last year Google’s YouTube reportedly shelled out more than $100 million in advances to producers in the U.S. for the creation of original, online-native content. This year, YouTube has turned to European producers as well, with plans to move on to Brazil, India, Japan and dozens of others sometime very soon.

  • Coming Soon: Microsoft’s 1st Live-Action Web Series -

    In an attempt to open up its upcoming Xbox 360 game, “Halo 4,” to a broader audience, Microsoft has created its first ever live-action Web series, called “Forward Unto Dawn,” which will debut on October, 5th, a month before the launch of the actual game. Word has it that eventually they want to turn the […]

  • YouTube viewers choose at the 69th Venice Film Festival -

    A sign of the digital times, YouTube made a bit of a splash in Venice this year by awarding the first prize at the world’s oldest film festival. Not exactly front and center, but, still, the sidelines count for something, which is where YouTube announced the winner of Your Film Festival, its inaugural online competition […]