DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 240: SHAMBLING TERROR?

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 cultist watched a Full Moon film adapted from Lovecraft’s short story; it was bad… but maybe in a good way?



Posted on January 28, 2015 by

FILMS GONE WILD: 2015 SUNDANCE #4

Here is the second report of nothing but reviews. That’s right, no whiny this happened to me crap, no humble brag “Look who I ran into on Main Street!” stuff, and, best yet, no “Can you believe how bad my diet is, here?!” musing. There will be plenty of that in the next report…



Posted on January 27, 2015 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER!

When looking at both China and Singapore, you should be proactive as opposed to being reactive. Make inroads now, meet people, read about current opportunities, and expand your cinematic horizons, so you can reach your goals!



Posted on January 27, 2015 by

FILMS GONE WILD: 2015 SUNDANCE #3

The morning starts with some Film Society of Lincoln Center business: taking care of press ticket requests, sending production stills to people, and clearing out emails before I move on to the first screener of the morning…



Posted on January 25, 2015 by

FILMS GONE WILD: 2015 SUNDANCE #2

John takes a look at, and reviews, five more 2015 Sundance Film Festival selections…



Posted on January 24, 2015 by

FILMS GONE WILD: 2015 SUNDANCE #1

I arrive in Park City for my fifteenth Sundance and the shuttle radio is playing the Carpenters’ “We’ve Only Just Begun” which is entirely appropriate. Not the song, but the fact that it’s the Carpenters. Park City. Sundance. Back again…



Posted on January 23, 2015 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: POOR DEVIL

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 uncovers the dark side of the Candy Man…



Posted on January 23, 2015 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 239: WALL MASTER

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, much like in the film “As Above So Below,” we look at a different point of view…



Posted on January 21, 2015 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILM INTERNATIONALLY – GOING BIONIC TURNS 250!

In honor of our 250th column, today I’m showcasing some of my favorite articles that were written abroad…



Posted on January 20, 2015 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: DRESSED TO KILL

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 visits 221B Baker Street…



Posted on January 16, 2015 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 238: 50 SHADES OF APE

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 continue to deceive you with the title. Rest assured, that word play was used for another reason and not the immediate thought that would pop up…



Posted on January 14, 2015 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – TIME SAVING STRATEGIES WHEN DEALING WITH INVESTORS!

Today we’re discussing three things you can do to save time when dealing with potential investors. While there are no blazingly quick career routes to take, knowing what path not to journey will save you months of anguish.



Posted on January 13, 2015 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: CAPED CRUSADER: THE DARK HOURS

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 batty for a new fan film…



Posted on January 9, 2015 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 237: INTERVIEW WITH A HACKER

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 lied; this really has no hackers this issue. It’s just a play on words related to the topic at hand, apologies…



Posted on January 7, 2015 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – WHAT FILM BUYERS ARE CRAVING IN 2015…

While the usual suspects of action, psychological and supernatural thriller films remain on the buyers’ menu for 2015, the newest menu item that film buyers are craving is more than a bit surprising: Family Films involving kids and pets.



Posted on January 6, 2015 by

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