FILM IN 140 PANEL SERIES: DO YOU HULU? GETTING YOUR FILM ON ITUNES, NETFLIX AND OTHER BIG-NAME PLATFORMS

Film Threat’s last Film in 140 Panel on Twitter took place on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from 9-10pm EST. Our topic was “Do You Hulu? Getting Your Film On iTunes, Netflix And Other Big-Name Platforms.” In this final installment on digital distribution tools and services, we took a look at accessing audience recognizable platforms like iTunes, Amazon, Netflix and Hulu. While some may allow the filmmaker to go direct, others require the services of an aggregator either to access their sites or to get preferential placement. Transcript below!

PANELISTS

  • Adam Chapnick, CEO of Distribber, an IndieGoGo Company (@adamchapnick)
    Distribber was founded in 2009 by Adam Chapnick to serve the glaring need for transparency, simplicity, and ease in independent film distribution.With Distribber, you can access iTunes, Amazon, Hulu, Netflix and Cable VOD. Distribber charges a one-time fee for store placement; no back-end fees. You keep 100% of your revenues. If iTunes declines your film, they will refund your money minus $39 for processing.

    For more information on Distribber, access their website http://www.distribber.com/howitworks

  • Scilla Andreen, CEO of Indieflix (@IndieflixCEO)
    IndieFlix is a “filmmakers first” online marketplace and distribution company created to empower filmmakers (both as artists and as entrepreneurs) and to make film festival-selected works from around the world available to the broadest online audience possible.With IndieFlix, filmmakers are not locked in and are always free to explore other outlets. Filmmakers receive 70% of their films’ net profit, and IndieFlix receives 30%. “Net profit” means the royalties (money) filmmakers and IndieFlix receive after any costs are paid out. IndieFlix does not charge any service fees and all information is shared so you know how much you make right from the very first sale. All films on IndieFlix.com are sold in DVD format and as a streaming online pay-per-view. They also make some titles available on key online delivery platforms such as Hulu, SnagFilms, Amazon VOD, Netflix, iTunes and cable VOD; therefore offering filmmakers more revenue opportunities at the same 70/30 split.

    For more information on Indieflix, access their website http://indieflix.com/pages/filmmaker/

TRANSCRIPT

@Filmin140Panel Welcome to tonight’s panel! Our topic is “Do You Hulu? Getting Your Film On iTunes, Netflix And Other Big-Name Platforms” #filmin140 -9:00 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @FilmThreat @adamchapnick Don’t forget! It starts with the little things… then watch out! ;) #filmin140 -9:00 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Filmin140Panel You can follow along with the conversation at TweetChat (http://bit.ly/abFubH) or via the #filmin140 hashtag #filmin140 -9:00 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Filmin140Panel Our panelists tonight are Adam Chapnick of Distribber (@adamchapnick) and… #filmin140 -9:00 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Filmin140Panel …Scilla Andreen of @IndieFlix (@IndieFlixCEO). #filmin140 -9:01 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@FilmThreat Oh twitter, really? tech difficulties… #filmin140 -9:02 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Filmin140Panel Though we have panelists, multiple voices are welcome, so join in the discussion and bring your questions #filmin140 -9:02 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO Hi Everyone. Looking forward to my first twitter panel w/ @shericandler @FilmThreat @adamchapnick live now http://bit.ly/abFubH #filmin140 -9:03 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Filmin140Panel As the conversation gets going, panelists, feel free to answer any questions tossed your way. #filmin140 -9:03 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Filmin140Panel To get this rolling, though, to the panelists, describe a little of what each of you do… #filmin140 -9:03 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig Hi guys! Hi Scilla! What’s your take on megaupload? #filmin140 -9:03 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@millpondpro Looking forward to tonight’s chat. #filmin140 -9:04 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick Distribber puts indie films and TV on iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, Hulu and all Cable/Sat/Telco VOD. For a flat fee. no rev share #filmin140 -9:04 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig I’m a filmmaker and blogger. #filmin140 -9:04 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO I’m a filmmaker turned distributor. @IndieFlix is a film dist company that curates and brings indie films to the mainstream. #filmin140 -9:04 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO Hi @leonardzelig I follow you – thanks for joining #filmin140 -9:05 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick Big hook is we give filmmakers 100% of their revenue. #filmin140 -9:05 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @IndieFlixCEO Scilla is also very cool, FTR. #filmin140 -9:05 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler @leonardzelig I posted your article on accessing iTunes on the Film in 140 FB page #filmin140 -9:05 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Filmin140Panel How difficult is it for filmmakers to get on the big-name platforms? Have you had films turned away? #filmin140 -9:06 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig @IndieFlixCEO I saw an awesome film game at the toy’s fair at Javits… with short films distributed by @IndieFlix #clever #filmin140 -9:06 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler I like that none of you take rights or are exclusive #filmin140 -9:06 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @Filmin140Panel We can pretty much put your film on iTunes if you’re over 60 mins and have appropriate technical deliverables #filmin140 -9:07 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO We give 70% to the filmmaker and there are no fees. We can place content on iTunes, Netflix. Cable VOD, Hulu etc. #filmin140 -9:07 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig @shericandler Awesome. an honor! #filmin140 -9:07 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@FilmThreat RT @IndieFlixCEO: We give 70% to the filmmaker and there are no fees. We can place content on iTunes, Netflix. Cable VOD, Hulu #filmin140 -9:07 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler @adamchapnick so now have ask what the tech specs are? #filmin140 -9:07 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick we do turn away films, but our mission is to help filmmakers access the formerly inaccessible #filmin140 -9:07 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO Thank you @leonardzelig the movie game Film Festival in a Box has been an awesome marketing tool for indie films #filmin140 -9:08 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick Check the Distribber.com/faq for deep dive, but basically a hi-res tape or Prores 422 HQ file #filmin140 -9:08 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Filmin140Panel @IndieFlixCEO Why make the transition from filmmaker to distributor? #filmin140 -9:09 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick sorry, it’s www.distribber.com/faqs #filmin140 -9:09 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig What’s the average revenue for a semi-successful films usig your platforms? #filmin140 -9:09 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO We submit films monthly to all the major platforms. Honestly sometimes we get a response quickly other times it takes forever #filmin140 -9:09 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig @IndieFlixCEO I was so proud when I saw it… Kudos! #filmin140 -9:10 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@WaterholeMovie Get ready for some good learning peeps! RT @adamchapnick: sorry, it’s http://bit.ly/c73hQY #filmin140 -9:10 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO Hollywood films are filling the pipelines to the major platforms hence slowing the process down some for the smaller films #filmin140 -9:10 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @leonardzelig Hard to answer per se, but “no-name” films earn between a couple of hundred/month to a few thousand/month #filmin140 -9:10 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@joshfolan @Filmin140Panel I’ve heard Hulu is touchy about sound quality requirements – have you guys seen this come up at all? #filmin140 -9:12 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@joshfolan @Filmin140Panel I’ve heard Hulu is touchy about sound quality requirements – have you guys seen this come up at all? #filmin140 -9:12 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig @adamchapnick Awesome thanks! #filmin140 -9:12 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Filmin140Panel What can the smaller films do to stand out on the major platforms? #filmin140 -9:12 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO films on @IndieFlix vary in revenue based on how much the marketing. There is a direct $$$ effect when filmmakers help to mkt film #filmin140 -9:12 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @Filmin140Panel Note some “real-world” relevance, like a holiday or current event to link your film to. #filmin140 -9:13 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig In 140 words or less: what’s the average criteria to select the films that you’ll be associated with? #filmin140 -9:13 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO We’re building out the @IndieFlix brand & curating to help smaller films stand out on the major platforms. #filmin140 -9:13 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@sfelt RT @IndieFlixCEO: I’m a filmmaker turned distributor. @IndieFlix is a film dist company that curates and brings indie films to the mainstream. #filmin140 -9:13 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @Filmin140Panel @joshfolan I find that all the platforms are touchy about all aspects of QC. They really don’t want to be judged #filmin140 -9:14 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Filmin140Panel @IndieFlixCEO How challenging has it been to build the brand on the major platforms? #filmin140 -9:14 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler @IndieFlixCEO I got the feeling that @IndieFlix mostly showed shorts, those can’t go on the big platforms can they? #filmin140 -9:14 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@monkeyltd Very interesting indie distro TweetChat going on at http://t.co/AkY97QQ. Check it out. #filmin140 -9:15 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO We have an average of 25 films submitted per day. We accept about 15%. We look for story, prod value, a hook, backstory etc. #filmin140 -9:15 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@FilmThreat RT @IndieFlixCEO: We have an average of 25 films submitted per day. We accept about 15%. We look for story, prod value, hook, etc #filmin140 -9:16 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO we have over 2500 features, shorts and docs. We’re getting a rep for shorts because of the game. I use shorts like appetizers #filmin140 -9:16 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @leonardzelig Best bet films are current, have some recognizable bragging rights, and perceived sexiness #filmin140 -9:16 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig Which of the channels are more effective in terms of revenue: itunes? Hulu? VOD? DVD? Streaming? I’m curios about VOD #filmin140 -9:16 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @leonardzelig ..but again, we aim to help EVERYONE get up on the platforms. Because in the end, we’re all often wrong #filmin140 -9:17 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO it’s easy to get people to watch a shorts. Then they start loving indies so we can segue them to independent features #filmin140 -9:17 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO We receive the best revenue on average from hulu #filmin140 -9:17 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler really? huh RT @IndieFlixCEO: We receive the best revenue on average from hulu #filmin140 -9:18 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig @adamchapnick what about if the film it’s being theatrically distributed in two territories mading over $250K in BO? That counts? #filmin140 -9:18 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@joshfolan @adamchapnick Have you seen films actually dismissed on QC grounds that you disagreed with though – are they overly strict? #filmin140 -9:18 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @leonardzelig Cable VOD is the best “swing for the fence”. Can fail, but when it hits, it hits biggest. #filmin140 -9:18 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@TheyMakeFilms We look for story, prod value, a hook, backstory etc. #filmin140 http://bit.ly/lhnix3 -9:19 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO We’ve had some nice checks from Cable VOD. I think iTunes is more of a status symbol They even dropped the indie genre to search #filmin140 -9:19 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @joshfolan @adamchapnick Short answer, in my opinion: yes. #filmin140 -9:19 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig @IndieFlixCEO Interesting, from Hulu? what about VOD? #filmin140 -9:19 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO I agree with Adam on the cable rev – when it hits it hits big #filmin140 -9:19 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@atlfilm365 @IndieFlixCEO is that better revenue based on traffic or percentage? #filmin140 -9:19 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@tbirdsallsmith On Shorts, Features, or both? @IndieFlixCEO: We receive the best revenue on average from hulu #filmin140 -9:20 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@RalphGreco1 Great conversation going on with @shericandler @adamchapnick @IndieFlixCEO on getting indie films on Itunes, Vod, Netflix #filmin140 -9:20 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Filmin140Panel So should filmmakers ignore iTunes altogether and predominantly focus on Hulu and Cable VOD? #filmin140 -9:20 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @altfilm365 hulu rev based on traffic which makes for higher CPM’s. hope that makes sense #filmin140 -9:20 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig @adamchapnick Yeah I imagined that with Cable VOD, it’s pretty effective! And there’s no big CGI or Sound… I can watch it on TV #filmin140 -9:20 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Filmin140Panel Or are there certain films that are just iTunes-friendly for potential success? #filmin140 -9:21 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @tbirdsallsmith features on hulu do better than shorts #filmin140 -9:21 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick I Find Hulu to be the biggest pleasant surprise, in terms of rev paid, but several of our films do well with iTunes too #filmin140 -9:21 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO Shorts don’t do well on iTunes. #filmin140 -9:21 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler meaning you have to drive it?RT @IndieFlixCEO: hulu rev based on traffic which makes for higher CPMs. hope that makes sense #filmin140 -9:21 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Filmin140Panel And where does Netflix come into play here? Is there solid revenue to be had via Netflix? #filmin140 -9:22 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @shericandler yes it always helps to drive traffic to content on any platform but hulu has a massive built in audience #filmin140 -9:22 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@FilmThreat Hulu’s traffic alone would be a CPM boost to anything on the platform, it would seem #filmin140 -9:23 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @Filmin140Panel I have very little to offer in terms of Netflix success stories #filmin140 -9:23 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO our best performers on hulu are docs, drugs, sex and cult – sleepy dramas are still good perfs but not the best and take longer #filmin140 -9:23 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@atlfilm365 @IndieFlixCEO Would say the fact that content on Hulu is presented fairly “equal” (there really is no indie section) helps? #filmin140 -9:24 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @Filmin140PanelBut, Netflix’s discovery engine is second to none, so in that respect you can explode your viewership #filmin140 -9:24 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@joshfolan @adamchapnick Savages. A filmmaker friend had concerns about @agcfilm ‘s chances on Hulu after seeing it at Hoboken this month. #filmin140 -9:24 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO We used to have great success with Netflix. They are now so swamped w/negotiating hllywd content they take FOREVER to respond #filmin140 -9:24 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig Sex Drugs and Docs N’ roll! #filmin140 -9:24 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick A Hulu observation: people will watch free films to decide whether to keep watching, so they pay you for their decision process #filmin140 -9:25 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Filmin140Panel Is Netflix a revenue share though, for streaming? How does that work? DVDs were flat purchase rates, correct? #filmin140 -9:25 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @altfilm365 great observation re: hulu. It’s presented by story and popularity so an indie can walk and talk like a hllywd movie #filmin140 -9:25 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@joshfolan Don’t sex and drugs do best universally, regardless of the platform? haha #filmin140 -9:26 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig What’s your take on sites that offer free content? #filmin140 -9:26 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@FilmThreat @joshfolan not in children’s films… #filmin140 -9:26 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@RalphGreco1 @adamchapnick Is it better revenue wiset o use 1platform & direct an audience there or to use the variety of them #filmin140 -9:27 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @Filmin140Panel Netflix is SVOD, not rev share. They pay a license fee for unlimited streams over a term – usually 1 yr #filmin140 -9:27 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @joshfolan Comedies of any color do well as does horror on most platforms. We get those requests constantly – except at xmas #filmin140 -9:27 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Filmin140Panel @adamchapnick Is that license fee a set rate, or is it a per title decision? #filmin140 -9:28 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @RalphGreco1 I’m in favor of 1 short window on a transactional site to harvest rabid demand, then everywhere at once #filmin140 -9:28 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@joshfolan @FilmThreat Ethics aside, there is likely a large demographic of pre-teen boys that would disagree about sex. #filmin140 -9:28 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @Filmin140Panel NF licenses are negotiated per title #filmin140 -9:28 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @RalphGreco1 @adamchapnick- I’m a big believer in multiple platforms to gain the most audience share #filmin140 -9:28 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler yes! RT @adamchapnick: I’m in favor of 1 short window on a transactional site to harvest rabid demand, then everywhere at once #filmin140 -9:29 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @Filmin140Panel Netflix licenses films and pay quarterly over 2 years- they also prefer to buy in bulk – several titles at a time #filmin140 -9:29 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @shericandler I love a Candler stamp of approval on anything! #filmin140 -9:29 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler @adamchapnick I favorited that comment! #filmin140 -9:30 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@atlfilm365 How do you feel about the state of online for films for, by and about women? do they find better audiences? #filmin140 -9:30 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Filmin140Panel Where does Amazon come in? How does their system stack up? #filmin140 -9:30 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @shericandler I’m glowing with pride #filmin140 -9:31 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@atlfilm365 Or I should say stronger audiences… #filmin140 -9:31 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@joshfolan @adamchapnick What avg $ range would you say NF licenses deal in with no-name films? #filmin140 -9:31 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@WaterholeMovie Sigh. RT @adamchapnick: Netflix’s discovery engine is second to none, so in that respect you can explode your viewership #filmin140 -9:31 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @Filmin140Panel we have 385 films on Amazon and the rev share is inconsistent. Generally the rev is so so #filmin140 -9:31 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig Please share the $tory of you Big Kahuna film$! De$cribe the experience! #filmin140 -9:31 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @Filmin140Panel I’m waiting for Amazon to do much of note. It’s lagging behind all other platforms #filmin140 -9:32 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler @IndieFlixCEO what does the Amazon split look like? #filmin140 -9:32 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler @IndieFlixCEO what does the Amazon split look like? #filmin140 -9:32 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@russrusso Is Netflix paying any monies to take indie content onto their site these days #filmin140 -9:32 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@RalphGreco1 Sustainablility wise then, it makes sense for a creator w/ a following to have multiple films working out there, correct? #filmin140 -9:32 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @atlfilm365 I believe women in film online are treated equally. I think its all about the story & how you can stand out #filmin140 -9:32 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@norestrictions Great conversation and info going down for filmmaker on #filmin140 – join in. -9:33 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @russrusso yes Netflix is but they are s-l-o-w to respond #filmin140 -9:33 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Filmin140Panel What can filmmakers do to put their film in the best spot for VOD success? #filmin140 -9:33 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@mattwatkajtys @IndieFlixCEO You offer streams on your site, how many ppl typically stream from there and is it subscribers or one-off streams? #filmin140 -9:33 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @IndieFlixCEO @atlfilm365 Hulu guys shared with me that their viewership is majorty female #filmin140 -9:33 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@elizabethkarr Attn #Filmmakers – great info re dvd #distro happening NOW with @IndieFlixCEO @Filmin140Panel #filmin140 -9:34 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @Filmin140Panel the old adage still applies – theatrical is appealing to the cables but does not in any way guarantee big sales #filmin140 -9:34 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @Filmin140Panel For VOD success, real world awareness (press, names, hot issues) and intriguing mktg material #filmin140 -9:35 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @mattwatkajtys we’re just launching our new streaming now. 50% of our sales are PPV streams. DVD is still strong though – ugh #filmin140 -9:36 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig I’m imagining the #infographic of this conversation already! #filmin140 -9:36 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @FilmThreat Cynical answer: start your title with a number, include the word sex, and put skin on your poster #filmin140 -9:36 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@RalphGreco1 @adamchapnick Sustainablility wise it makes sense for a creator w/ a following to have multiple films working out there, correct? #filmin140 -9:37 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler from what I hear, cable MSO and VOD do NOT want you to go Netflix/Hulu first, no deal from them or low deal #filmin140 -9:37 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@atlfilm365 Do yoi have any films that have found success releasing their film in conjunction on Bit Torrent? #filmin140 -9:37 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@FilmThreat Ha! You heard him RT @adamchapnick Cynical answer: start your title with a number, include the word sex & put skin on your poster #filmin140 -9:37 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler @adamchapnick @FilmThreat oh you guys! make people aware of YOUR title, don’t hope they find it in search #filmin140 -9:38 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@variancefilms @shericandler that makes sense. for 99% of execs, once it’s free, it’s free.. they can’t charge or it. #filmin140 -9:38 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @MargoSpellman I founded @IndieFlix because I felt like an idiot not understanding standard dist. It was such a bad biz model #filmin140 -9:38 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@milesmaker Just now checking IN after a few very productive meetings–I’m sure I missed a LOT! #filmin140 -9:38 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @RalphGreco1 Sure, & crossmarket the hell out of those overlapping niches. Then do a crowdfund for your next film (w/ indieGoGo) #filmin140 -9:38 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@atlfilm365 @milesmaker Yes you have sir. #filmin140 -9:39 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@eraynai @atlfilm365 Would you consider these guys a success? http://t.co/cGh9brK #filmin140 -9:39 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@milesmaker @AdamChapnik @FilmThreat @IndieFlixCEO @shericandler nice to see ya! #filmin140 -9:39 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler @variancefilms I think they’re wrong of course different auds online and on broadcast #filmin140 -9:39 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@russrusso @IndieFlixCEO any ex $ of what a no-name indie makes on various platforms.Does any distributor have a good financial story #filmin140 -9:39 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @atlfilm365 Jamie King, made Steal This Film. We put it up on iTunes & hulu after it had been downloaded 6m times. It did well! #filmin140 -9:39 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @milesmaker MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILES!! #filmin140 -9:40 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig Still curious about the stories of your biggest success! #filmin140 -9:40 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@variancefilms @shericandler would you pay $2.99 for something you know is on Netflix? Only if you didn’t know it was on Netflix #filmin140 -9:40 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@variancefilms @shericandler and in turn, if your audience doesn’t know it’s on netflix, you’re doing a bad job of communicating to yr audience. #filmin140 -9:41 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @variancefilms @shericandler Most viewers make a decision about price when they form their viewing habit, not per film (more): #filmin140 -9:41 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler @russrusso yeah, try getting that story out of them. Believe me I’ve been trying! #filmin140 -9:41 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @variancefilms Re: free content. You can’t put the genie back in the bottle but you can repackage films for diff platforms #filmin140 -9:42 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @variancefilms @shericandler So, they decide that $3.99 is good for them, and iTunes (e.g.) is a good system, so they use THAT #filmin140 -9:42 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler @variancefilms no because I am a Netflix subscriber, but I rarely watch TV #filmin140 -9:42 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@variancefilms @adamchapnick not so sure about that- lots of folks scan netflix for something that’s “free” before swapping to ppv models #filmin140 -9:42 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@atlfilm365 Not sure if this question was answered, but what about filmmakers that have multiple films out. A help? Or no impact (yet)? #filmin140 -9:42 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@mattwatkajtys @mattwatkajtys: @IndieFlixCEO How are your PPV numbers? I’d assume with 50% of sales, it’s pretty sustainable. #filmin140 -9:43 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@DarijaPichanick RT @adamchapnick: @variancefilms @shericandler So, they decide that $3.99 is good for them, and iTunes (e.g.) is a good system, so they use THAT #filmin140 -9:43 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@milesmaker re: Jamie King there’s something to be had as a result of 6mil impressions: either viewer interest or viewer fatigue #filmin140 -9:43 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick Or, they never would pay for a film, so they only look on Hulu (e.g.). Or, love the experience of Netflix, so they pay & use THat #filmin140 -9:43 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@atlfilm365 Curious if having several films helps lead a viewer from one film to the next, and/or helps brand the filmmaker online. #filmin140 -9:44 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler I’ve never torrented anything for the record, but I would free stream the hell out of something like Snagfilms or Youtube #filmin140 -9:45 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @variancefilms Most people are tied to one habit. Of course some straddle #filmin140 -9:45 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @russrusso Zeke Zelker’s In Search Of returned $ back to investors 750K in 3 yrs from all the various online platforms & VOD run. #filmin140 -9:45 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@russrusso Netflix isn’t the best way to watch films unless you have the connector from computer to TV and ppl don’t always hv that ability #filmin140 -9:45 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @atlfilm365 if you are a good filmmaker & you brand yourself, yes fans will follow you #filmin140 -9:45 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@variancefilms The next big thing, coming by end of year, is app-based aggregation built into devices. This will change the entire VOD game. #filmin140 -9:46 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler @russrusso Netflix is where I watch majority of my films, through Roku to TV #filmin140 -9:46 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@norestrictions @atlfilm365 an impact. Just from promo trailers for our next film, iTunes, amazon instant & DVD for our 1st film have increased. #filmin140 -9:46 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO 61% of netflix members now stream their content – DVD is dying quickly #filmin140 -9:46 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@atlfilm365 RT @IndieFlixCEO: @atlfilm365 if you are a good filmmaker & you brand yourself, yes fans will follow you #filmin140 -9:46 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@eraynai @russrusso netflix is definitely my favorite way to watch movies, it’s never been so easy. I live in Canada so getting used to it #filmin140 -9:46 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@milesmaker Potential Hulu success same as cable VOD–title & artwork? @redbox exec told me visuals plus name of movie rules the night for $1 #filmin140 -9:46 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@FilmThreat @russrusso I watch Netflix through my PS3. Hours go by watching films that way… #filmin140 -9:46 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@TLaTela #filmin140 @TheTunnelMovie released their movie on bit torrent & have released a DVD with extras to sell http://t.co/hj4R09o #worthwatching -9:47 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler Cable VOD has a limited life, all going to internet, no channels, no broadcasters #filmin140 -9:47 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@joshfolan @Filmin140Panel Any encouraging stories of itunes working to give a “small” film favorable placement in their listings? #filmin140 -9:47 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@variancefilms One interface where you tie your accts (Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, Cable PPV, etc), browse in 1 place. Demos I’ve seen are awesome. #filmin140 -9:47 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@norestrictions @atlfilm365 next plan is to release via a company website featuring both movies and expand on other platforms from there. #filmin140 -9:47 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @milesmaker I mentioned before as a”cynical” tip, but it’s true #filmin140 -9:47 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@eraynai @variancefilms can you explain what app-based aggregation is? #filmin140 -9:48 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@monkeyltd Do film festivals have any value in this new equation? Or should we focus our efforts on branding and social awareness? Or both? #filmin140 -9:48 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@JOFP26 #filmin140 -9:48 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@russrusso ok, I stand corrected, but we’re all film ppl here, I suggest the masses aren’t on board yet, what are they willing to pay for? #filmin140 -9:48 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @variancefilms That would be great for consumers, tricky for rights holders #filmin140 -9:48 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @mattwatkajtys We have volume in # of titles but filmmakers don’t. I’m working on that. I want meaningful rev for filmmkrs now! #filmin140 -9:48 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@variancefilms @adamchapnick only if rights holders aren’t always thinking about windowing. #filmin140 -9:49 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@JOFP26 @russrusso Good content… #filmin140 -9:49 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@milesmaker @adamchapnick I figure there’s only so much to go by it’s hit or miss–filmmakers must make title definitive + compelling poster. #filmin140 -9:49 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @monkeyltd Develop both. Film Festivals are a great way to have a free theatrical. #filmin140 -9:49 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @variancefilms Also because you’ll always only get the lowest price #filmin140 -9:49 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@russrusso The studios are swallowing up the revenue for so called “good content” what platforms are left for real $$roi in indie film #filmin140 -9:50 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@variancefilms @adamchapnick exactly- that’s why windowing is so important. if it’s free somewhere, that’s what you’ll get for it. #filmin140 -9:50 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig Ok, even to distribute via distribber or @IndieFlix, if we have a #NoNameFilm, how much you recommend to spend in promotion? #filmin140 -9:50 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@MargoSpellman Interested in filmmaking & distribution? #filmin140 has a great twitter disc now with @IndieFlixCEO. -9:50 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@atlfilm365 @shericandler Not sure channels are going away. I just think we won’t call them channels in the traditional sense. #filmin140 -9:51 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@indusvalley @adamchapnick @variancefilms we are doing great w/ educational rights to our film – do we wait on streaming till exhausted edu? #filmin140 -9:51 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @variancefilms not what case studies have shown, (as long as the different platforms are separate!) #filmin140 -9:51 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@atlfilm365 @shericandler And there’s a good chance, instead of 5000 people, it’s a channel of one making good choices people respond to. #filmin140 -9:52 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler @atlfilm365 they will be YOUR channels, consumer programmed or allow a curator they trust to do it. THAT’s the new biz model #filmin140 -9:52 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@milesmaker Regarding P&A, I’m shooting for 100% of production budget; @SAGindie Ultra <$200K gets matching P&A to drive attention and sales. #filmin140 -9:52 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @russrusso I’m building the @IndieFlix Brand as curated content and the source to find Indies. We have to have a BIG presence. #filmin140 -9:52 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @indusvalley @adamchapnick @variancefilms Might be a good idea. Educational has shown bleed to Netflix #filmin140 -9:52 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @indusvalley I would wait. exhaust the edu market a bit more before hitting the consumer market #filmin140 -9:53 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@variancefilms @adamchapnick i know, but it moves fast. Talking apps built into TVs, not information iPhone apps- these pop up as early as Xmas. #filmin140 -9:53 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler @indusvalley @adamchapnick @variancefilms I’ll cut in here, hell NO, get selling on streams! #filmin140 -9:53 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@FilmThreat @IndieFlixCEO I thought I was the source to find indies. spoken playfully ;-) #filmin140 -9:54 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@millpondpro Great conversation tonight. #filmin140 -9:54 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@russrusso @IndieFlixCEO I will push for this platform @FilmThreat knows I’ve always pushed for great smaller flicks to get to the masses #filmin140 -9:54 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @variancefilms Yep — don’t get me wrong, I said earlier, I’m pro a 1st window that’s all transactional #filmin140 -9:54 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@JOFP26 @russrusso #filmin140 That’s why we have to be more supportive of our indie fellow filmmakers, it’s not easy but it’s what needs to be done -9:54 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@variancefilms @adamchapnick and folks should listen to you because that is 100% correct #filmin140 -9:55 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@FilmThreat @russrusso @IndieFlixCEO That’s true… #filmin140 -9:55 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@milesmaker Now tweeting from “Do You Hulu?” http://bit.ly/koovaL follow HERE via Tweetchat: http://tweetchat.com/room/filmin140 #filmin140 -9:55 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @shericandler For educational? #filmin140 -9:55 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@variancefilms @shericandler @indusvalley if you’re selling education DVDs for $200+, then no, you need to hold off streaming, no question. #filmin140 -9:55 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@FilmThreat We’re all part of a community. We can all lift each other up, instead of climbing over one another. #filmin140 -9:55 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @variancefilms @shericandler I’m with @variancefilms on that one #filmin140 -9:56 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @JOFP26 we have to be on every platform & have our own channels like the early HBO days #filmin140 -9:56 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@atlfilm365 What’s your take on NY releases? Some filmmakers r building it in 2 their plans, knowing they’ll lose money in lieu of awareness. #filmin140 -9:56 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Filmin140Panel Lest we forget, panelists, start listing your URLs so folks can read more about your platforms… #filmin140 -9:56 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@variancefilms @atlfilm365 why do you have to lose money on a nyc release? #filmin140 -9:57 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler @adamchapnick for any other audience sell streams. Films shown in educational setting usually have some other effort as well #filmin140 -9:57 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@russrusso @FilmThreat been saying that for years…everyone thinks they have “the independent voice” and claws to be the next Kevin Smith #filmin140 -9:57 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@variancefilms @atlfilm365 also- once you do the work for an NYC release, you’ve done everything but legwork for the other top 50 markets. #filmin140 -9:57 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@meeraonthewall Search #filmin140 on Twitter for an interesting panel discussion on new models of distribution. #fb -9:57 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @Filmin140Panel We’re www.distribber.com FYI #filmin140 -9:57 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@atlfilm365 @variancefilms That’s the filmmakers. Not me.:-) #filmin140 -9:57 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@lmcnelly Awww damn this looks like a good #filmin140. Too bad I’m on set -9:58 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@milesmaker NY release makes sense in terms of reviews, but what if the movie’s core audience dictates another release city? #filmin140 -9:58 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler so if I hear about a film and it isn’t screening near me, I just forget if it isn’t available any other way. Lost sale #filmin140 -9:58 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@joshfolan @atlfilm365 With @agcfilm we have the luxury of NYC being our homebase, and the guerilla marketing ops here are incredible. #filmin140 -9:58 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@russrusso @FilmThreat If Independent filmmakers pooled resources and revenue share, I’m sure a great 100k movie could breakout $$$ #filmin140 -9:58 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@DarijaPichanick Great discussion for indie filmmakers. Follow HERE via Tweetchat: http://t.co/l9bp16g #filmin140” -9:59 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @Filmin140Panel http://www.@IndieFlix.com, http://@IndieFlix.com/boxes #filmin140 -9:59 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig I’m doing my last move to get standard distrib on Mon& Tue in LA a screening of my film. If nothing happen I’ll get back to you! #filmin140 -9:59 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@JOFP26 @russrusso If there was a web based kind of avefor small films to be seen besides Youtube which it’s basic cause was to generate>#filmin140 -9:59 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @joshfolan @atlfilm365 @agcfilm NY theatrical used to be for NY Times review only. Now, must link to your niche aud for virality #filmin140 -9:59 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@JOFP26 @russrusso marketing fund would be excellent.. #filmin140 -10:00 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@millpondpro Yup! RT @shericandler: so if I hear about a film and it isnt screening near me, I just forget if it isnt available any other way. #filmin140 -10:00 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@milesmaker Of course! @Northstarpics #PARIAH @FocusFeatures >>> RT @russrusso: …Im sure a great 100k movie could breakout $$$ #filmin140 -10:00 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@JOFP26 @IndieFlixCEO That’s what i’m talking about #filmin140 -10:00 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig Thanks @adamchapnick @IndieFlixCEO @Filmin140Panel for your huge generosity! #filmin140 -10:01 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@indusvalley @shericandler Hard to get around no’s – $100/$500 per edu right per DVD right now. Streaming just $2.99?! #filmin140 -10:01 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@russrusso @JOFP26 @IndieFlixCEO seems 2 have a way to create a new revenue stream for smaller films as well as @adamchapnick per this board #filmin140 -10:01 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@millpondpro @leonardzelig Good luck! #filmin140 -10:01 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Filmin140Panel We’ve hit the hour. You can keep talking if you want, but thank you to the panelists for a great panel tonight. #filmin140 -10:01 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@JOFP26 @IndieFlixCEO Stop searching for the help make like mined people work together to create a solution #filmin140 -10:01 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick Yep RT @shericandler: so if I hear about a film and it isnt screening near me, I just forget if it isnt available any other way. #filmin140 -10:01 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO We recently launched our TOD model (theatrical-on-demand) Filmkrs make $$ right away 1st film Finding Kind http://findingkind.com #filmin140 -10:01 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@joshfolan @adamchapnick @atlfilm365 @agcfilm If you have NY accessible to you, there are marketing advantages at any spending level. #filmin140 -10:02 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Filmin140Panel Transcript will be on @FilmThreat.com tomorrow. #filmin140 -10:02 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@milesmaker If a movie isn’t premiering near me and I REALLY wanna see it, I’ll either wait if release info is forthcoming or cop a #pirate #filmin140 -10:02 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@variancefilms It’s proven again and again that if you hear about a film and it’s not near you- you will remember when you hear about it again. #filmin140 -10:02 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@FilmThreat RT @IndieFlixCEO our TOD model (theatrical-on-demand) Filmkrs make $$ right away 1st film Finding Kind http://findingkind.com #filmin140 -10:02 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick Thanks @Filmin140Panel @IndieFlixCEO @shericandler @FilmThreat! #filmin140 -10:03 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler Prince of Broadway made for less than $100K made more in festival prize money than budget and then more in release #filmin140 -10:03 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO I was a newbie. This was really stressful reading & typing so furiously but SUPER FUN! Thank you everyone. #filmin140 -10:03 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@JOFP26 @milesmaker But will you buy it if it’s worth the money after? #filmin140 -10:03 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@atlfilm365 @variancefilms Isn’t that the challenge though, hearing about it again? #filmin140 -10:04 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick @shericandler That’s a cool story #filmin140 -10:04 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@FilmThreat And I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t ask you to Support the Return of Film Threat Magazine @IndieGoGo http://bit.ly/jLJfUh #filmin140 -10:04 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler @variancefilms why make me wait for YOU? I”ve got my wallet out NOW! Take my money #filmin140 -10:04 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@tbirdsallsmith Thank you : ) @Filmin140Panel @IndieFlixCEO @shericandler @FilmThreat! #filmin140 -10:04 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@milesmaker I’ll accept the fact someone pirated my flick if I didn’t afford them timely access & be flattered they took time to steal it! #filmin140 -10:04 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@FilmThreat @IndieFlixCEO You did great. It can get hectic, but that’s better than no one saying anything, right? #filmin140 -10:05 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig @millpondpro Thanks! we have been theatrically distribd in 2 countries in S. America & sold TV rights in 5 more. But here nothing #filmin140 -10:05 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO Amen to that. Strike while iron is hot. RT @shericandler: @variancefilms why make me wait for YOU? I”ve got my wallet out NOW! #filmin140 -10:05 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@milesmaker NOT if you’re among its core audience >>>RT @atlfilm365: @variancefilms Isnt that the challenge though, hearing about it again? #filmin140 -10:05 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO GREAT convo RT @FilmThreat: @IndieFlixCEO You did great. It can get hectic, but thats better than no one saying anything, right? #filmin140 -10:05 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@russrusso @JOFP26 most Independent filmmakers don’t have the ability to create a marketing fund in their budget but is essential 4 success #filmin140 -10:05 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@indusvalley @adamchapnick @variancefilms @shericandler Thxs all for input! #filmin140 -10:05 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler @adamchapnick you can hear those and more in our new book http://www.sellingyourfilm.com/ out in Sept #filmin140 -10:05 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@variancefilms though i should note that for lots of films, day/date VOD with theatrical is the smart way to go. #filmin140 -10:06 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@UribeRicardo Thanks @IndieFlixCEO @Filmin140Panel and everyone! at #filmin140 good chat! I learned a lot! -10:06 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO Piracy is a form of flattery. If you’re smart, it’s free marketing. Plan on it. Use it to brand yourself as a filmmaker. #filmin140 -10:07 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@atlfilm365 @variancefilms I think that’s a question lots of films have to weigh. Many gamble on awareness staying constant. #filmin140 -10:07 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@john_greg_gomez Yup! “@shericandler: Cable VOD has a limited life, all going to internet, no channels, no broadcasters #filmin140” #TOTBO -10:07 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @variancefilms some films have done well day/date some have not. Every film has it’s own journey. There is no one path to dist. #filmin140 -10:08 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@adamchapnick Later, Gators! Great time tonight. Drop a line any time. #filmin140 -10:08 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@milesmaker @variancefilms what’s up my dude! @CKolsenpresents see you soon bro!! #DrivenLA http://indiegogo.com/DrivenLA-1 #filmin140 -10:08 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@monkeyltd Thanks for all the info @IndieFlixCEO, @Film140panel, @adamchapnick, and everyone else. Great stuff. #filmin140 -10:09 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@variancefilms @IndieFlixCEO my friend, you ain’t kiddin. #filmin140 -10:09 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @adamchapnick Bye Adam. This was fun! Say hi to the gang! #filmin140 -10:09 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler thanks Adam and Scilla, now for that frappucino #filmin140 -10:09 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@JOFP26 @russrusso #filmin140 That’s why U put together a kickstarter type site for film, for the public to invest into the artis -10:09 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO Congrats! RT @shericandler: you can hear those and more in our new book http://www.sellingyourfilm.com/ out in Sept. #filmin140 -10:10 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler I think we’ll be taking a summer hiatus after tonight. See you in Sept. #filmin140 -10:10 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO Thank you Sheri and Film Threat RT @shericandler: thanks Adam and Scilla, now for that frappucino #filmin140 -10:10 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@mattwatkajtys Interesting conversation today with #filmin140. Lots of good takeaways. -10:10 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@milesmaker RT @JOFP26: @milesmaker But will you buy it if it’s worth the money after? #filmin140 <<< Not if I stole it! But I may tell ppl it's GOOD... -10:11 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO There’s more to it. RT@shericandler: Cable VOD has a limited life, all going to internet, no channels, no broadcasters #filmin140 -10:11 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@JOFP26 @milesmaker #filmin140 LOL -10:12 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler as always transcript of convo on Film Threat site tomorrow #filmin140 -10:12 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig @IndieFlixCEO @adamchapnick check this out, http://pitch.pe/153061 if you happen to be in town and willing I’ll comp you! #filmin140 -10:12 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@lmcnelly Will you? I forget shit RT @variancefilms: If you hear about a film not near you- you will remember when you hear about it again. #filmin140 -10:12 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig @shericandler same to you http://pitch.pe/153061 if you’re in town and willing, let me know! #filmin140 -10:12 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@AZFilmFest Can’t wait until Sept! Enjoy a well earned break #filmin140 ! #filmmakers #betterbefollowingfilmin140 -10:14 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@JOFP26 @IndieFlixCEO There’s more to it. RT@shericandler: Cable VOD has a limited life,all going to internet,no channels,no broadcasters #filmin140 -10:15 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @milesmaker love reading your posts. #filmin140 -10:15 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO Looks really good. RT@leonardzelig check this out, http://pitch.pe/153061 if you happen to be in town and willing Ill comp you! #filmin140 -10:16 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@milesmaker Thank you–and thanks for ‘Film Festival in a Box” Scilla! >>>RT @IndieFlixCEO: @milesmaker love reading your posts. #filmin140 -10:17 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig @IndieFlixCEO I know you’re in seattle, but if any of your staff happen to be in LA, let me know! #filmin140 -10:17 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @russrusso mktg fund in the budget is essential 4 success & start mktg while in development. Brand yourself then your film. #filmin140 -10:19 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO Will do! Thank you RT@leonardzelig:@IndieFlixCEO I know youre in seattle but if any of your staff happen to be in LA let me know! #filmin140 -10:20 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig This is the power of twitter http://ow.ly/5olsj we reached more than 50K people in the panel of #filmin140 -10:23 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO WOW! RT @leonardzelig: This is the power of twitter http://ow.ly/5olsj we reached more than 50K people in the panel of #filmin140 -10:27 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig Actually we reached waaaay more, because those numbers are from 50 of 577 tweets http://ow.ly/5olsj its free up to 50 tweets :-( #filmin140 -10:27 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@kwild Working, and missed the #filmin140 panel on distribution. Def looking fwd to the transcript. Already favorited a few tweets. @FilmThreat -10:27 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@mch2k @IndieFlixCEO you are SPOT ON!!! we have to have lunch;) Amazing. #filmin140 -10:29 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Fansoffilm with a little know how a filmmaker could build their own PPV VOD player with http://t.co/X65BZaP #filmin140 100% profits(-: -10:32 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@TheyMakeFilms as always transcript of convo on Film Threat site tomorrow #filmin140 http://bit.ly/kIMJPM -10:32 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@milesmaker Better have some serious P&A >>>RT @Fansoffilm: …a filmmaker could build their own PPV VOD player with http://www.kaltura.org/ #filmin140 -10:33 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @Fansoffilm ah yes, but the days of “build it and they will come…” are over. building is ez. Audience to pay to watch is hard. #filmin140 -10:35 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Fansoffilm @IndieFlixCEO that would be a very discouraging thought for all us DIY self publishing filmmakers #filmin140 we must build, they will come -10:38 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@milesmaker @Fansoffilm You can be all the DIY you wannabe but you gotta be where eyes convene en masse–you’ll never attract those eyeballs. #filmin140 -10:42 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Fansoffilm @IndieFlixCEO don’t think the audience is here yet, the spill over from netflix hasn’t happen yet, indie market not yet there #filmin140 -10:44 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Fansoffilm @milesmaker many mass convene on netflix doesn’t seem to help to many #indiefilms #filmin140 -10:46 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@milesmaker @Fansoffilm Let VOD platforms spend the marketing $ just hang out & play numbers game vs. your lone solo destination #proliferate #filmin140 -10:46 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@milesmaker @Fansoffilm Brand credibility & trust; give viewers choices where to use a credit card–your player vs. amazon, netflix, et. al. #filmin140 -10:49 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO @Fansoffilm I’m saying build & mkt effectively and they will come. If you have a good story you’ll do well. #filmin140 -10:50 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Fansoffilm @milesmaker #proliferate love that(-: fan base distribution is where it’s at, like what @lmcnelly is doing, I posted his film #filmin140 -10:51 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO Yes! RT@milesmaker Brand credibility & trust; give viewers choices. #filmin140 -10:51 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Fansoffilm @IndieFlixCEO or many story’s like #@IndieFlix(-: I think in a few years after the neflix generation, the browsing gen will come #filmin140 -10:54 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO We’re building the Netflix of indie world RT@Fansoffilm the spill over from netflix hasnt happen yet, indie market not yet there #filmin140 -10:54 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@jamesfflynn @shericandler as always transcript of convo on Film Threat site tomorrow #filmin140 — thanks for doing these, they are always illuminating. -10:54 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO Not sure indie fans will want to weed through Netflix library to find indies so we’re building the netflix for the indie world. #filmin140 -10:56 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@milesmaker @Fansoffilm #proliferate is exactly right; we cross-platform transmedia concepts–our movie must ultimately cross-platform too! #filmin140 -10:58 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig @Fansoffilm u can do 100% of 5000 hits by urself vs 70% of 50,000 with help of proven platforms… I’m doing the math #Mmm #filmin140 -10:58 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@milesmaker @IndieFlixCEO Please develop similar recommendation engine that doesn’t discriminate studio vs. indies Netflix touts that feature #filmin140 -11:04 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig @Fansoffilm w/ help of @IndieFlix and #distribber your film can reach more people, they have a functional platform running #filmin140 -11:09 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@leonardzelig @Fansoffilm But hey! Everybody is their own experience. I’d love if you could prove me wrong #filmin140 -11:11 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Fansoffilm @leonardzelig @IndieFlix agreed, filmmakers should be in as many markets platforms as manageable, including smaller #filmin140 -11:13 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@IndieFlixCEO Will do. RT@milesmaker: Develop similar recommends engine that doesn’t discriminate studio vs. indies Netflix touts that feature #filmin140 -11:27 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@shericandler Tweetreach report for #filmin140 http://bit.ly/iS5CAD this just tracked the first 50 tweets for free. Probably reached much more -11:51 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Fansoffilm @IndieFlixCEO maybe to much indie content for one indie source, internet built on nitch content and loyal fan bases like cable TV #filmin140 -11:51 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@Fansoffilm @IndieFlixCEO would like to see #@IndieFlix be a netflix for indie film but also wish success 2 other indie sites like #filmannex #filmin140 -11:54 PM Jun 22nd, 2011

@AlejandroAdams #filmin140 conference featured 9 tweets, 19 @ replies, 22 retweets. Pyramid scheme lookalike contest? http://t.co/TV9fgG1 (HT @shericandler) -12:30 AM Jun 23rd, 2011

@jaimieclements Thanks for the update! RT @shericandler Tweetreach report for #filmin140 http://t.co/QTXWLUG this just tracked the first 50 tweets for free. -12:44 AM Jun 23rd, 2011

@IndieFlix Want to reach new audiences? #filmin140 has tips from @IndieFlixCEO about Hulu, Netflix and other platforms for YOUR film! @FilmThreat -1:51 AM Jun 23rd, 2011

@michaeldlynch Yes you are! #indiefilm great films from around the world RT @IndieFlixCEO: we’re building the netflix for the indie world. #filmin140 -2:23 AM Jun 23rd, 2011

mesopystic #filmin140 a very nice discussion on indie film distribution -3:47 AM Jun 23rd, 2011




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