Sunday, January 18, 2009

Shooting People: Independent Filmmakers Network

I came across a really cool international network of independent filmmakers. It's called Shooting People and you can learn more about them at Their mission statement is "the international networking organisation dedicated to the support and promotion of independent filmmaking." 

Here are the stats on the organzation: 

A decade old, Shooting People has 36207 members – 
13279 in the US and 22928 in the UK.

What does my Shooting People membership get me?

  • Get advice and find work in the industry through daily email bulletins
  • Over 200 shorts and music videos are cast & crewed up every week
  • Keep up to date with funding and festival deadlines
  • Upload your films and show them to the world

We can't forget that the independent community extends beyond our own country's border. We need to support each other the world over. This will help us all in the long run to survive and thrive. Audiences are worldwide and are interested in seeing work created in other countries. 

I just joined Shooting People myself. I look forward to interacting with them and their members. The more we get ourselves out there, the greater our success will be. 

1 comment:

Becky said...

One thing that really stuck out in this blog is where you pointed out the fact that these types of films are now being viewed globally. With this in mind, does this mean that there are even more copyright laws that independent film makers need to pay to? If so, may I suggest "Clearance and Copyright," one of the best reference books that I am aware of, and written by entertainment attorney Michael C. Donaldson. It is a must read for all filmmakers.