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
The Festival de Cannes (Cannes Film Festival) is about celebrating great films, while the Marche du Film (Cannes Film Market) is about celebrating great film sales…
Posted on May 6, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – LOOKING AHEAD TO THE 67TH ANNUAL CANNES FILM FESTIVAL!
Today we’re taking a peek ahead at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival; the world’s most culturally and economically significant film festival.
Posted on April 29, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
So, if people already hate your title, and if distributors aren’t scooping up your film like homemade ice cream on a sweltering summer day, then maybe you should alter the name of your film…
Posted on April 22, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
Buyers were in a damn good mood. That’s how the week started. But like most great flash-in-the-pan romances, the love affair between buyers and the content they were there to buy turned into a messy divorce by midweek…
Posted on April 15, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
I was going to wait until next Tuesday to give you my overall report on this market, but I believe covering MIPTV’s most important day sooner as opposed to later is more beneficial to you. So, here’s how day one of MIPTV looked from the inside.
Posted on April 8, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
Today we’re diving into part two of our focus on MIPTV 2014. I’m heading to Cannes for MIPTV this Saturday, so I’ll surely give you a real-time update of the happenings in the South of France in the coming weeks. Until then, here’s more about MIPTV, the World’s premiere content market for “screens of all sizes”…
Posted on April 1, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
I’ll be attending the 51st annual MIPTV conference in Cannes, France from April 7-10, so I thought today I’d start a two-part mini-series on getting you familiarized with MIPTV 2014…
Posted on March 25, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi
GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – IN HONOR OF AUSTIN: MAKING A SUCCESSFUL MICROBUDGET INDIE IN TODAY’S MARKETPLACE
In honor of Austin, the city that cultivated the indie film movement with such classics as Richard Linklater’s “Slacker” (1991) and Robert Rodriguez’s “El Mariachi” (1993), today we’re discussing five things that will help your micro-budget indie feature thrive in today’s marketplace…
Posted on March 18, 2014 by Hammad Zaidi