GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY” ORBITS AUGUST BOX OFFICE RECORDS

Today we’re discussing the surprisingly solid launch of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and how its stellar numbers may alter summer release strategies in the future…



Posted on August 5, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – DAY ONE OF MIPTV 2014!

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

VIMEO ANNOUNCES $10 MILLION INVESTMENT FOR CREATORS DISTRIBUTING THROUGH VIMEO ON DEMAND

Vimeo has announced, on the one-year anniversary of its Vimeo on Demand distribution platform, a $10 million investment that “will be used to provide creators of all levels and genres direct financial support and access to online marketing services—including website development and translation services—in exchange for distributing their content on Vimeo On Demand”…



Posted on March 6, 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

SHIRLEY TEMPLE (1928 – 2014)

The bubbly child star of the 1930s made a profound impact on the world…



Posted on February 11, 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

ROGER EBERT (1942 – 2013)

Roger Ebert is no longer with us – but, then again, he will always be with us…



Posted on April 4, 2013 by

DAVE GROHL’S “SOUND CITY” GETS FEBRUARY 2013 DAY-AND-DATE THEATRICAL AND DIRECT DOWNLOAD RELEASE

If you’re bummed that you’re not going to be able to catch Dave Grohl’s documentary “Sound City” at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, be bummed no more as the documentary will be released shortly thereafter on February 1, 2013, in theaters and via direct download…



Posted on December 10, 2012 by

CINEDELPHIA.COM AND FILM THREAT PRESENT “CHICKENHAWK” SCREENING, WITH DIRECTOR ADI SIDEMAN IN ATTENDANCE, AT PHILAMOCA

Film Threat is teaming up with Cinedelphia.com and filmmaker Matt Garrett to present a special screening of “Chickenhawk – Men Who Love Boys” alongside a program of short films at PhilaMOCA in Philadelphia, PA on Friday, September 21, 2012…



Posted on September 19, 2012 by

ROOFTOP FILMS AND AT&T ANNOUNCE FEATURE FILM GRANT

Rooftop Films has announced the Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund AT&T Feature Film Grant, a $10,000 cash grant “given to one Rooftop alumni filmmaker, awarded for a critical stage in their production of a new, independent feature film”…



Posted on July 3, 2012 by

“CINEMA SIX” TRAILER PREMIERES ONLINE

We here at Film Threat are proud to present the trailer for “Cinema Six,” the latest film from Mark Potts and Cole Selix. “Cinema Six” will be having its World Premiere at the upcoming 2012 Dallas International Film Festival, running April 12-22, 2012…



Posted on February 20, 2012 by

SEE JOE SWANBERG’S “MARRIAGE MATERIAL” FREE ONLINE FOR THE REST OF JANUARY 2012

For film fans who have heard of Swanberg and the so-called “Mumblecore” movement, but have yet to see a film lumped therein, “Marriage Material” is a nice starting point…



Posted on January 16, 2012 by

HORROR FILM “THE PERFECT HOUSE” USES FLICKLAUNCH TO PREMIERE ON FACEBOOK ON OCTOBER 1, 2011

Kris Hulbert and Randy Kent’s “The Perfect House” will premiere on Facebook on October 1, 2011, as the first film to utilize the new FlickLaunch independent movie distribution platform built specifically for Facebook…



Posted on September 14, 2011 by

LIVE ONLINE Q&A WITH “INSIDIOUS” FILMMAKERS ON JULY 11, 2011

“Insidious” director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell will be conducting a live-streamed Q&A on July 11th around 9pm PST / Midnight EST at the Facebook page for the film. Participate and potentially win a free copy of the film…



Posted on July 7, 2011 by

INDIEWIRE CELEBRATES 15TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SCREENING SERIES

Starting Wednesday July 6, 2011 and running until July 27, 2011, indieWIRE will be celebrating its 15th anniversary with a handful of special screenings, panel and the New York premiere of “Bellflower”…



Posted on July 5, 2011 by

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