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Independent Film Distribution How to Make a Successful End Run Around the Big Guys

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ISBN-10: 1932907858

ISBN-13: 9781932907858

Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Phil Hall

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List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Publication date: 1/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 378
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232

Phil Hall is the author of THE SMALL NOUNS CRYING FAITH (BookThug, 2013), KILLDEER (BookThug, 2011), WHITE PORCUPINE (2007), An Oak Hunch (Brick Books, 2005), and Trouble Sleeping (Brick Books, 2001). He has taught writing and literature at York University, Ryerson University, Seneca College, George Brown College and elsewhere. Currently, he offers a manuscript mentoring service for the Toronto New School of Writing. Hall has recently been writer-in-residence at Queens University amd the University of Windsor. In fall 2013 he will be an instructor at the Banff Cenre for the Arts, in the Wired Writing Program.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
A Brief and Potentially Disturbing Overview of the State of Independent Film in America
Independent Film 101
Outsiders Fighting Back
Interview: Rich Curnutte, Editor, The Film Journal
Different Voices: Outsiders on a Celluloid Platform
The View from Today: Who Is Distributor Movies?
Interview: Gregory Hatanaka, Distributor/Filmmaker
Listen to What the Man Says
Before you Even Think of Contacting a Distributor
Ask Yourself: Is this Film Really Good Enough for Release?
Which Distributor Are you Considering?
Are All of the Elements in Place?
The Passover Principle
The Press Kit
The Website
Interview: Eric Robichaud, CEO, 401 Consulting
Making COntact
How to Respond If You Get a Contract Offer
How to Deal with Rejection
Interview: Bilge Ebiri, Film Critic/Filmmaker
Listen to What the Man Says
It's Not What You Know, but
Interview: Eric Byler, Filmmaker
The Producer's Rep
The Publicist
Interview: Sasha Berman, Film Publicist/Marketing Specialist
The Media
Professional Resources
The Lawyer
The Someone Who Knows Someone Who...
But Then Again...
Interview: Albert Lai, Partner and COO, Matson Films
Listen to What the Man Says
The Hard and Bitter Truth about Festivals
The View from Yesterday
The View from Today
Interview: Ryan Dacko, Filmmaker/ Author
Are Festivals Worth the Bother?
Interview: Christian de Rezendes, Filmmaker
The New Festival Paradigm
Interview: Mark Doyle and Bruno Derlin, Festival Programmers, Visionfest
Listen to What the Man Says
So you Think You Can Do a Better Job Than Miramax?
Interview: Arthur Dong, Filmmaker
The Self-Distribution Pioneers
Interviews: Andrew Repasky McElhinney, Filmmaker
A Few Basic Facts
Self-Distirbution War Stories
The Service Deal Solution
To Four-Wall or Not to Four-Wall?
Opportunity Knocking
Interview: Nick Day and Maurizio Benazza, Filmmakers
Listen to What the Man Says
Is "Direct-to-Video" Synonymous with Failure?
DTV, Yesterday and Today
Interview: Doug Pratt, Author, Doug Pratt's DVD
Online Sales Success
Doing the Nontheatrical Circuit
Selected Movie, Coming Up
Interview: Michael Legge, Filmmaker
Listen to What the Man Says
Using the Internet to Call Attention to Your Films
Blogging
Twitter
MySpace and Facebook
Wikipedia
Internet Movie Database
Online Video Sites
Interview: James L. Hennessy Jr., Public Relations/Marketing Expert
Listen to What the Man Says
Who's who, Where They are, and What They are Looking for
Interview: Mark Cuban, Producer/Distributor
The State of Film Distribution, as ofToday
Interview. Andrew Gernhard, Producer/Distributor
Listen to What the Man Says
The Final Word
About the Author