THE BOOTLEG FILES: CUCUMBER CASTLE

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 plays the wrong Game of Thrones…



Posted on April 18, 2014 by

SIFF 2014: BEHIND THE CURTAIN, PART THREE

The worst part of both the filmmaking and the film programming process is dealing with rejection. As filmmakers, we must accept that not everyone is going to love our work. As film programmers, we must accept that not everyone is going to agree with our decisions…



Posted on April 17, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 199: THE JEN ABDUCTION PROJECT

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, everyone else has been taken, it’s all led up to this…



Posted on April 16, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – WRAPPING UP MIPTV 2014!

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

THE BOOTLEG FILES: JIM CROCE VTN FREE CONCERT

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 tries to save time in a bottle…



Posted on April 11, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 198: CINEMATIC CROSSOVER THE THIRD

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, a new crossover of two films that share something similar, because Disney just wasn’t dark enough…



Posted on April 9, 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

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE 1974 TONY AWARDS

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 gives his regards to Broadway…



Posted on April 4, 2014 by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 140: “THAT GUY DICK MILLER” DOCUMENTARY WITH ELIJAH DRENNER & ELLE SCHNEIDER

“That Guy Dick Miller” is the new documentary that examines one of the last great character actors, Dick Miller. Known for his work in “Gremlins,” and his collaborations with Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, and many more, we get to see what makes Hollywood’s leading “that guy” tick, courtesy of filmmakers Elijah Drenner and Elle Schneider, direct from SXSW 2014 on BYOD…



Posted on April 2, 2014 by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 139: “HARMONTOWN” DOCUMENTARY FROM 2014 SXSW WITH NEIL BERKELEY

“Harmontown” is the new documentary that follows the cross country staging of the podcast of the same name. Dan Harmon and his supporting crew of comedic masterminds are featured in the doc that goes behind the production, and shared with BYOD direct from SXSW with clips, the trailer and explanation courtesy of director Neil Berkeley…



Posted on April 2, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 197: ABSENCE?

This week, please film horror responsibly…



Posted on April 2, 2014 by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 138: “FOR NO GOOD REASON” – RALPH STEADMAN DOCUMENTARY FROM 2014 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL

Ralph Steadman has been one of the most striking and instantly recognizable artists of the last 100 years, and “For No Good Reason” is the documentary that illustrates his ascent and impact…



Posted on April 2, 2014 by

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

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

THE BOOTLEG FLES: THE BIGAMIST

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 washes in some vintage soap…



Posted on March 28, 2014 by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 137: “LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND,” SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA DOCUMENTARY WITH CHRISTIAN LARSON

Swedish House Mafia decided to break up at the height of their success, and they filmed a documentary about their final world tour, made by director and collaborator Christian Larson. We look at the film (with trailers and clip footage) and discuss the impact of the group and capturing the last tour for a global audience…



Posted on March 26, 2014 by

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