GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – THE $50,000 QUESTION!

Today I’m doing something a little different; I’m answering one question through five different segments. So, without further ado, here is the question of the day…



Posted on October 7, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: SOMETHING A LITTLE LESS SERIOUS

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 goes on the hunt for a Big W…



Posted on October 3, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 223: MONSTER OF A WEEK

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, we look at the big monster flick of the year, and ponder how the main human characters could have survived it so well…



Posted on October 1, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUBMITTING TO SUNDANCE

Sundance had 12,218 total submissions in 2014, but only accepted 187 films. That’s an overall acceptance rate of 1.5%. In order to put such a number in perspective, consider that Harvard University’s acceptance rate in 2014 was 5.9%…



Posted on September 30, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: LOUISIANA JOURNEY

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 reheats a New Orleans fiasco…



Posted on September 26, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 222: WALK OR RUN

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 race to the top is on…



Posted on September 24, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – THE WINDS OF CHANGE ARE AT IT AGAIN….

Today we’re highlighting two key “climate changes” that affect every filmmaker, big or small…



Posted on September 23, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE MAGIC OF DAVID COPPERFIELD

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 pulls an old TV special out of his hat…



Posted on September 19, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 221: WEBSLINGER IN A HALFSHELL

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 New TMNT meet a webslinger from the past… well, two years ago…



Posted on September 17, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – “NO GOOD DEED’S” GOOD DEED

We’ve recently spent time discussing how the collapse of the summer box office and the bleak sales at the Toronto International Film Festival muddy the outlook for smaller films, so today we’re going to discuss how Sony (Screen Gems) thriller “No Good Deed” just performed a “good deed” for indies everywhere.



Posted on September 16, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: RABBIT TEST

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 holds his nose over a Joan Rivers stink bomb…



Posted on September 12, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 220: CAUGHT NOT SEXTING?

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… oh Cultist, you and your shenanigans with Slenderman. Will they ever end? Probably not…



Posted on September 10, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – WHAT CHRIS ROCK’S $12.5 MILLION DOLLAR SALE FOR “TOP FIVE” AT TORONTO TELLS US

Toronto has a long history of premiering commercially successful, Oscar-winning gems, like “Chariots of Fire,” “The Bill Chill,” “Sideways,” “The King’s Speech” and “Argo,” but the highly coveted festival has yet to yield a no-brainer acquisition this year…



Posted on September 9, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE MOUSE FACTORY

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 recalls a long-forgotten Disney delight…



Posted on September 5, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 219: HAMMOND IN HEAVEN

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, we say goodbye to yet another great person and actor, as they cast off this mortal coil, with our own little charm…



Posted on September 3, 2014 by

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