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January 28 at 12:09am

Sundance 2010 Producers’ Roundtable

By Ted Hope

Sit down, pour yourself a glass of wine, eat a chicken wing, and join myself, Christine Vachon, Jonathon Schwartz, Thomas Woodrow, & Liz Watts discussing how to survive as a producer in this day and age.


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  1. joe / Jan 28 at 12:09am

    I think you hit the nail on the head when you mentioned that alot of this stuff (ie internet marketing and direct distribution to that collected audience) is "producer stuff." I'd go further and say most of it.

    One interesting thing about film directing is the idea of connecting with an audience with the film, it speaks for itself. Even post screening Q&A's and print interviews can be too much, let alone Tweeting and Facebooking. Just one opinion and I realize that I am prob in the great minority in the postmodern worldwide culture where Kim Kardashian has two million followers. God love her.

    But your logic about the way forward (ie internet marketing and direct distribution to that collected audience) seems spot on. Whether that road leads to alot of current and prospective filmmakers getting office jobs (possibly working for giant social media companies) or not, we'll see. I hope not.

    As you and others have noted, what is needed is some data and what kind of net revenues (indie net revenues, ie flowthrough to the LLC) can be harvested from direct DVD and download so budgets can be set and obtained, then we'll see if it's a living.

    I would call on any pioneer on the frontier of this thing to make their numbers public when they get them, and long live us all.

    Joe

  2. Ian Agard / Jan 28 at 12:09am

    Hey Ted,

    Just finished watching the video. I am a filmmaker living in Toronto and I just wanted to say thank you for being so honest yet positive and optimistic about the future of independent filmmaking. I love your word "artist entrepreneur". As indie producers,filmmakers,etc…the artist entrepreneur mindset is the key to long-term prosperous.

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