GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – ANOTHER READER Q&A!

Today we’re answering five questions that have found their way to my inbox lately. Motion picture financing, loan structures, film festival strategies, IMDB listings and deferred post-production deals are all on the menu, so I hope you’re hungry…



Posted on October 1, 2013 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – JUST SAY YES!

Last week’s article discussed five things to say “no” to, when it comes to advancing your career or increasing the salability of your film. Thus, today we’re going over five things to say “yes” to, which should help to advance or at least enhance your situation…



Posted on September 24, 2013 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – JUST SAY NO!

Today we’re going over four elements for you say “NO” to. As we all know, every single creative person in the entertainment industry hears the word “no” far more than he or she hear “yes.” Thus, my intension today is to provide you with situations where saying “no” is the best move for both you and your film…



Posted on September 17, 2013 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – THE (SURPRISINGLY UNEXPECTED) RECORD-BREAKING SUMMER OF 2013

Today we’re discussing a few factors that made this summer the single most financially memorable one ever. So stick around, because what happened this past summer directly effects what films are developed, acquired and or distributed for the foreseeable future…



Posted on September 10, 2013 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – GOING BIONIC TURNS 175, SO ENJOY A SLICE OF CELLULOID PIZZA!

As we celebrate our 175th edition today, I’m going to serve you a handful of slices of the “celluloid pizza” we’ve been digesting here at Going Bionic,” since the Spring…



Posted on September 3, 2013 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – THE ART OF SUBMISSION – PART 2 – FILMS

Today, as promised last week, we’re discussing five strategies on how to submit completed feature films to the powers that be (studios and/or talent agencies)…



Posted on August 27, 2013 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – THE ART OF SUBMISSION – PART 1

Today we’re starting a two-part series on “The Art of Submission.” Since submitting material is a broad topic, this article will focus on submitting screenplays. Don’t worry, filmmakers; we’ll cover several strategies involved with submitting your feature or TV series next week…



Posted on August 20, 2013 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – THE ANATOMY OF CASTING, PART 2

Casting a feature at a time when most actors’ values are lower than they were in 2008, is a task and a half for even the best producers, directors and casting agents. That’s why every move you make in your casting phase directly effects every dollar you take at the box office and beyond…



Posted on August 13, 2013 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – THE ANATOMY OF CASTING, PART 1

I’m going to give you five quick tips on things you need to know about casting your film. This handful of strategy is designed to give you the ABC’s of casting in today’s market; a) help you save time, b) help you save money and c) help you get the most head-turning, bad-ass cast your money can buy…



Posted on August 6, 2013 by

GOING BIONIC – DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – “THE WOLVERINE” HOWLS LOUDER OVERSEAS!

Should be wondering why you, the indie filmmaker, should care how disgustingly high budgeted studio films do at the box office, I submit to you that like it or not, those studio films generally set the distribution and box office trends that our beloved indie films generally follow…



Posted on July 30, 2013 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – “THE CONJURING” KEEPS THE SUMMER WINDS OF CHANGE BLOWING!

Just when the major film studios thought it was safe to put their tent pole summer releases back into the box office water, another modestly budgeted film, this time “The Conjuring,” ripped apart its massively budgeted competitors over the weekend…



Posted on July 23, 2013 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – SUMMER WINDS SIGNAL CHANGE, PART 2 – “PACIFIC RIM” RIMS OUT AT THE BOX OFFICE

Is the world changing? Is the sky falling? Or, have the recent gargantuan budgeted releases simply neglected the most important element of films: a great story? Whatever the reasons, this summer will be remembered as the year when comedies and family programming spanked major releases at the box office…



Posted on July 16, 2013 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – SUMMER WINDS SIGNAL CHANGE!

Major tent pole “blockbusters” are being beaten on their opening weekends at the box office by smaller films. If this happened only once in a blue moon, studios would take notice, and then call it an anomaly. However, a smaller film has taken out a highly anticipated tent pole release three times in the last six weekends, so this is no fluke; it’s a trend…



Posted on July 9, 2013 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – CHOOSING YOUR ALPHA DOG!

If you view your career your as if it were a game of Donkey Kong, then you can keep focused on getting your to the next level, regardless of the pitfalls along the way. You’ll have to deal with the occasional unplanned attack, and the ground beneath your feet may feel shaky at best, but remember, success always tastes sweeter when you’re forced to digest a few bitter pills along the way…



Posted on July 2, 2013 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – “THE WAITING IS THE HARDEST PART!”

Little did I know that Tom Petty’s classic would become the anthem to my career, because decades later, I still spend time waiting (even on funded projects that are moving forward “quickly”)…



Posted on June 25, 2013 by

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