GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – DISCOVERING MIPTV 2014, PART 1

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

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

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL’S “GRAND” PER SCREEN AVERAGE!

Today we’re discussing Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, because it just became the single highest per screen average for a limited release live action release in the history of cinema.



Posted on March 11, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – THE ‘LITTLE FILMS’ NEARLY SWEEP THE OSCARS!

The 86th Academy Awards offered few surprises, but one thing it did offer is a tremendous amount of hope to smaller films….



Posted on March 4, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – WAHOO! GOING BIONIC TURNS 200!

Welcome to Going Bionic, #200! Today’s column marks our second century mark, so we should do something special, shouldn’t we?



Posted on February 25, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – “THE LEGO MOVIE”: A BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS

While you may not think a toy-inspired studio film has anything to do with your indie film career, you may want to think outside of your indie box today. Hollywood is full of copycats, and once an industry leader (i.e. in this case Warner Brothers) is successful on a low-risk/high return formula, all others tend to follow their lead…



Posted on February 18, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – GREETINGS FROM THE BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL/EUROPEAN FILM MARKET – 2014!

Since it seems as though half of the globe is represented here, such representation brings millions of dollars of development and production funds. Thus, filmmakers who are interested in co-production opportunities would almost certainly enhance their Rolodex here in Berlin…



Posted on February 11, 2014 by

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

Lets reach into the depths of your recent questions and see what we can do about offering some clarity to some of the issues that litter our world of independent cinema…



Posted on February 4, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – SUNDANCE 2014 REVEALS NEW FILM ACQUISITION TRENDS

The financial value of indie films may be falling, and the platform on which they are distributed may be changing, but the sum of those two parts doesn’t spell doom. In fact, they spell “bloom,” because a greater number of independent visions and voices will find an audience in 2014 and beyond…



Posted on January 28, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – HOW WOMEN MOVIEGOERS HELPED ‘RIDE ALONG’ SET BOX OFFICE RECORDS!

Today we’re exploring how women moviegoers drove Ride Along to box office supremacy, and how the female audience has been crucial to the success of many films that have won MLK weekend since 2001.



Posted on January 21, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – FOLLOWING TRENDS AT SUNDANCE 2014

With Sundance turning 30 this week, I thought today I would fill you in on some trends to follow through Sundance 2014, and how those trends will shape independent cinema in 2014 and beyond…



Posted on January 14, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – WHY JANUARY IS A GREAT MONTH FOR HORROR

Today we’re examining a curious trend that has recently emerged: major studios are releasing key horror and supernatural films in January, instead of October.



Posted on January 7, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – 2013 YEAR-IN-REVIEW

Welcome to Going Bionic, #192, otherwise known as the 2013 Year-In-Review. Since today is the last day of the year, I thought it would be appropriate to go over some key topics that we covered during the year…



Posted on December 31, 2013 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – LOOKING BACK AT YOUR CAREER IN 2013, AND LOOKING AHEAD TO YOUR 2014!

Today we’re going to look back at your bionic 2013, and help you prepare for the New Year. Thus, without further ado, here are five things you can (and should), before the year ends.



Posted on December 24, 2013 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – MORE QUESTIONS FROM OUR READERS!

Today we’re reaching into the annals of my email account, and we’re pulling out a handful of recent questions I’ve received. My intension is to publicly answer the questions that will most benefit all indie filmmakers…



Posted on December 17, 2013 by

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