When looking at both China and Singapore, you should be proactive as opposed to being reactive. Make inroads now, meet people, read about current opportunities, and expand your cinematic horizons, so you can reach your goals!
Posted on January 27, 2015 by Hammad Zaidi
In honor of our 250th column, today I’m showcasing some of my favorite articles that were written abroad…
Posted on January 20, 2015 by Hammad Zaidi
GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – TIME SAVING STRATEGIES WHEN DEALING WITH INVESTORS!
Today we’re discussing three things you can do to save time when dealing with potential investors. While there are no blazingly quick career routes to take, knowing what path not to journey will save you months of anguish.
Posted on January 13, 2015 by Hammad Zaidi
GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – WHAT FILM BUYERS ARE CRAVING IN 2015…
While the usual suspects of action, psychological and supernatural thriller films remain on the buyers’ menu for 2015, the newest menu item that film buyers are craving is more than a bit surprising: Family Films involving kids and pets.
Posted on January 6, 2015 by Hammad Zaidi
Hey, filmmakers! Welcome to Going Bionic #247, aka our Year-In-Review. Here is a look back at our treacherous, but often-times trend-filled 2014!
Posted on December 30, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – PUTTING A FORK IN THE HORRIFIC 2014 BOX OFFICE!
Today we’re discussing the historically horrific 2014 holiday box office, which is dying a sorry death before New Year’s Day…
Posted on December 23, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – NOTE TO SELF: HOW TO DEAL WITH BAD NOTES!
Today we’re exploring three quick ways on how to field horrific notes on your scripts or feature films, without jumping off a bridge, or burning a bridge with the person who gave you the notes…
Posted on December 16, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
With 2014 settling into our rear view mirror in three weeks and a few days, today is the perfect time to help you jumpstart your 2015 career strategy by discussing key “sweet spots” for indie film budgets…
Posted on December 9, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
Today we’re exploring three “finance killers” that will likely kill, or at least severely injure, the chances of your picture being funded…
Posted on December 2, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCES ARE ‘HUNGRIER’ FOR THE HUNGER GAMES!
With the international box office mushrooming daily, the domestic box office is becoming slightly less significant, tent pole release after tent pole release…
Posted on November 25, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – DUMB AND (NOT SO) DUMBER TO RULES THE BOX OFFICE
Before you rub your eyes to make sure they’re not deceiving you, it’s true: “Dumb and Dumber To” stumbled its way past Disney’s “Big Hero 6″ and Chris Nolan’s “Interstellar,” to win the weekend box office.
Posted on November 18, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
Before we analyzing the trends emerging from the soon-to-be-winding down American Film Market, I’d like to first thank all Veterans for their service, and wish them a very happy Veterans Day…
Posted on November 11, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
At first glance, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may not seem like they would be a candidate for worldwide box office domination, even with their unmatched agility, enviable powers and lethal weapons. However, at 244 millionth glances, one for each dollar the film has made internationally to date, we have to respect the power of the turtle.
Posted on November 4, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – THREE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ACQUIRING LIFE RIGHTS
Welcome to Going Bionic, #238. Today we’re tackling the overtly treacherous world of acquiring life story rights…
Posted on October 28, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – CHINA HELPS “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY” ORBIT THE TOP OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE
As for our topic this week, we’re going to discuss how China helped “Guardians of the Galaxy” become the biggest film on the planet outside of North America…
Posted on October 21, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi