GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – PUTTING A FORK IN THE HORRIFIC 2014 BOX OFFICE!

Today we’re discussing the historically horrific 2014 holiday box office, which is dying a sorry death before New Year’s Day…

Posted on December 23, 2014 in Features, Going Bionic by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – NOTE TO SELF: HOW TO DEAL WITH BAD NOTES!

Today we’re exploring three quick ways on how to field horrific notes on your scripts or feature films, without jumping off a bridge, or burning a bridge with the person who gave you the notes…

Posted on December 16, 2014 in Features, Going Bionic by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – INDIE BUDGET “SWEET SPOTS!”

With 2014 settling into our rear view mirror in three weeks and a few days, today is the perfect time to help you jumpstart your 2015 career strategy by discussing key “sweet spots” for indie film budgets…

Posted on December 9, 2014 in Features, Going Bionic by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – FINANCE KILLERS!!!

Today we’re exploring three “finance killers” that will likely kill, or at least severely injure, the chances of your picture being funded…

Posted on December 2, 2014 in Features, Going Bionic by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCES ARE ‘HUNGRIER’ FOR THE HUNGER GAMES!

With the international box office mushrooming daily, the domestic box office is becoming slightly less significant, tent pole release after tent pole release…

Posted on November 25, 2014 in Features, Going Bionic by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – DUMB AND (NOT SO) DUMBER TO RULES THE BOX OFFICE

Before you rub your eyes to make sure they’re not deceiving you, it’s true: “Dumb and Dumber To” stumbled its way past Disney’s “Big Hero 6″ and Chris Nolan’s “Interstellar,” to win the weekend box office.

Posted on November 18, 2014 in Features, Going Bionic by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – GREETINGS FROM AFM 2014!

Before we analyzing the trends emerging from the soon-to-be-winding down American Film Market, I’d like to first thank all Veterans for their service, and wish them a very happy Veterans Day…

Posted on November 11, 2014 in Features, Going Bionic by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – NINJA TURTLES DOMINATE WORLDWIDE!

At first glance, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may not seem like they would be a candidate for worldwide box office domination, even with their unmatched agility, enviable powers and lethal weapons. However, at 244 millionth glances, one for each dollar the film has made internationally to date, we have to respect the power of the turtle.

Posted on November 4, 2014 in Features, Going Bionic, News by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – THREE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ACQUIRING LIFE RIGHTS

Welcome to Going Bionic, #238. Today we’re tackling the overtly treacherous world of acquiring life story rights…

Posted on October 28, 2014 in Features, Going Bionic by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – CHINA HELPS “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY” ORBIT THE TOP OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE

As for our topic this week, we’re going to discuss how China helped “Guardians of the Galaxy” become the biggest film on the planet outside of North America…

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Features, Going Bionic by

GOING BIONIC – DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY : THE YOUNGER, HIPPER DRAMA GENRE!

Today we’re discussing how the formula to make a successful drama has shifted from needing established stars with healthy budgets, to showcasing rising stars with anemic budgets…

Posted on October 14, 2014 in Features, Going Bionic, News by

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 in Features, Going Bionic 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 in Features, Going Bionic 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 in Features, Going Bionic 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 in Features, Going Bionic by

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