GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – GREETINGS FROM AFM 2014!

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

THE BOOTLEG FILES: ALL-AMERICAN CO-ED

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil digs up a half-forgotten Oscar-nominated B-movie…



Posted on November 7, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 228: KISS IT

Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, the witching hour over, but that isn’t stopping us from doing more horror films…



Posted on November 5, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – NINJA TURTLES DOMINATE WORLDWIDE!

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

THE BOOTLEG FILES: CHICO AND THE MAN

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil remembers a great old sitcom that has been gone for too long…



Posted on October 31, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 227: BURN THE WITCH?

Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, with the witching hour nearly upon us, we take a look at a popular witching film once more… and some of its discrepancies…



Posted on October 29, 2014 by

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

THE BOOTLEG FILES: CZECHOSLOVAKIA 1968

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil bounces a Czech…



Posted on October 24, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 226: RAGGEDY ANNABELLE

Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, why? Why didn’t they use the original source material for this spin off horror flick? Would’ve done just fine. See you in your nightmares…



Posted on October 22, 2014 by

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

THE BOOTLEG FILES: JASPER GOES HUNTING

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil tracks down a very rare Bugs Bunny appearance…



Posted on October 17, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 225: CALLING ALL…

Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, Review Cultist’s obsession continues with a new slendervlog…



Posted on October 15, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC – DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY : THE YOUNGER, HIPPER DRAMA GENRE!

Today we’re discussing how the formula to make a successful drama has shifted from needing established stars with healthy budgets, to showcasing rising stars with anemic budgets…



Posted on October 14, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE GREAT CARROT-TRAIN ROBBERY

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil hangs with some other Warner Bros. rabbits…



Posted on October 10, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 224: A TRANSFORMATION…

Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, giant space robots weren’t only thing transforming in that fourth film…



Posted on October 8, 2014 by

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