The time is now. If we don’t fully own the absolute necessity to change how we’ve all been working, we won’t be working — and we won’t have the illuminating, inspiring, transforming films that we now enjoy. It’s your choice, but action is required.
The indie film vet shares 18 actions towards a sustainable Truly Free Film community.
Netflix might end up becoming, essentially, another movie studio, just as they’ve basically become another TV network. I think this could be beneficial to consumers (and filmmakers) insofar as the studios would have a competitor with the economic reach to compete with them whose business model would be rather different.
This week’s Racking Focus looks at Netflix and the future of pre-sale financing.
Instead of going to the Cannes Film Festival, filmmakers could be going to Las Vegas for a digital convention in order to pre-sell VOD rights to Netflix. Indeed, Netflix will likely expand from creating original series to creating its own large budget films, with the initial premiere on-line. Netflix may be a vibrant, important source of new financing that disrupts the studio system and bypasses standard distribution channels.
Why Netflix will rip the heart out of pre-sale film financing.
Independent filmmakers, like web entrepreneurs, are first tasked with distinguishing themselves from their competitors in the field, and to do this they must draw a significant fan base. Once that is in place, the filmmaker has leverage to move on to success in other areas - like financial success - and their prospects look much brighter.
This week’s Racking Focus tells us why indie filmmakers should act like entrepreneurs.