Today we’re discussing Comic-Con. Born on March 21, 1970 in San Diego, when about 100 people showed up for a one-day event, Comic-Con has grown into an eclectic, four-day marketing sensation that houses 130,000 people and produces over 600 events…
Posted on July 29, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – THE 2014 SUMMER BOX OFFICE GOES ON VACATION
Welcome to Going Bionic, #224. Today we’re discussing the epically shitty summer box office of 2014.
Posted on July 22, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – BUSINESS PLANS – FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Most investors cut checks on market probabilities, not once-in-a-generation possibilities…
Posted on July 15, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
Today we’re reaching into to our mailbag and answering a handful of questions on casting an indie film.
Posted on July 8, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
Today we’re continuing our series on Managing Expectations with an emphasis on what to expect from international distribution. While the simplest answer would be to expect “very little to nothing” unless your film is embedded with a serious amount of star power, that answer is a bit too simple….
Posted on July 1, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
Today we’re continuing our series on Managing Expectations by focusing on what to expect out of your first project. While some “first projects” are what dreams are made of, most are nightmares that turn into comical war stories years after the fact…
Posted on June 24, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
Don’t beat yourself up over how long things are taking, because film careers are like fine wines; they take years of aging to
Posted on June 17, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – WHAT ‘EDGE OF TOMORROW’ TELLS US TODAY!
Time and time again, I find myself telling my filmmaker friends to pay attention international sales, since the income earned overseas usually surpasses the money their film will make domestically….
Posted on June 10, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
Today we’re paying homage to “Maleficent,” the $180 million dollar budgeted Angelina Jolie starrer that became the Queen Bee at the box office over the weekend…
Posted on June 3, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – CANNES 2014 FILM FESTIVAL & FILM MARKET WRAP-UP!
Today we’re corralling key happenings during the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival as well as the 54th annual Cannes Film Market. So, here’s what we learned at Cannes over the past few weeks!
Posted on May 27, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – SILENT DISCO NIGHT (QUIETLY) ROCKS CANNES!
With my embarrassingly true history of loving 1970’s Disco aside, Silent Disco Night circa 2014 was an unquestionably hip moment in time during the Cannes Film Festival.
Posted on May 24, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – CANNES SPECIAL REPORT – THE AMERICAN PAVILION AT CANNES!
Today I’m going to give you a peek inside of The American Pavilion and tell you why you, “Mr. or Ms. Indie Filmmaker,” should be aware of what The American Pavilion has to offer…
Posted on May 24, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – LOOKING INTO THE LENS OF CANNES 2014!
The 2014 edition of the Cannes Film Festival and Cannes Film Market have been the most robust I’ve experienced since 2007.
Posted on May 20, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
Welcome to the Going Bionic 4th Birthday Party. May 18th marks our 1,460th day of “going bionic,” and with any luck, I’ll be bringing you many more!
Posted on May 18, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
Bonjour filmmakers! Welcome to Going Bionic, #211. The Cannes Film Festival and Cannes Film Market kick-off tomorrow, so today I’m taking care of a few last-minute preparations before I embark upon my favorite cinematic event of the year…
Posted on May 13, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi