Friday, May 1, 2009

Discussions on Indie Film Distribution

I've been reading a lot about distribution as I'm getting ready to release one of our titles from Wonder. I wanted to share some helpful discussions that I have found. I am trying to have an open mind and incorporate as many ideas as possible in our distribution strategy. 

There is a ton of information out there about distribution and all we can do is try them! The nice thing about the ideas I am gathering is that they are all very executable by me. This gives me a strong sense of control over the future of our film. And it doesn't mean self-distribution is our only hope. A lot of these ideas can be used in conjunction with any kind of release.  

Here goes:  

Alejandro Adams proposed a roundtable discussion on indie distribution on his Twitter account and published it on his site BRAINTRUSTdv as Roundtable: Self-Distribution.

Indiewire, the online news source for independent film, featured snippets from a Tribeca Film Festival panel on distribution titled 10 Tips for Strategizing Distribution Today.

In the New York Times, John Anderson discusses DIY or Do-It-Yourself Distribution in his article No Film Distributor? Then D.I.Y.

Distribution Consultant Peter Broderick has a number of excellent articles about distributing independent films here.

Jon Reiss wrote a series of articles for Filmmaker Magazine on his adventures in distributing his film Bomb It. Here is Part 1 and Part 2.

If you have any good links to articles, please share! I will post them all in a Distribution section on my blog site.

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