Making Media Now 2012: Thriving in a Changing Landscape

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The annual Making Media Now conference takes place on Friday, June 8th this year. The event will mark Filmmaker’s Collaborative’s 25th anniversary and takes place at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Massachusetts.

Researching Macro Trends

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While I was preparing my presentation, “Seven Macro Trends,” I reached out to people I thought might have some ideas and/or examples I should weave into my presentation. This posts brings together the highlights of their responses to my query, “what do you think is the most significant macro trend in media and entertainment today?”

Ten glimpses into the crystal ball: the future of documentary

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I’ve been contemplating the evolution of the documentary this summer and I was delighted to see that The MediaGuardian’s recent Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011 coverage includes ten articles providing a refreshing perspective on how documentary makers are finding new ways to reach their audience. These articles provide a view into a crystal ball in which we […]

Distribution U. crash course on Crowd Funding, Audience Building & Distribution

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Distribution U. looks like a wonderful event for independent filmmakers who are trying to figure out the best way to take advantage of the changing distribution landscape. This will be a one-day crash course on the New Rules of Crowd Funding, Audience Building & Distribution and is being held Saturday, November 20th in Los Angeles, […]

Making Media Now 2010

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Important Update: Making Media Now has been rescheduled to the Spring of 2011. Filmmakers Collaborative felt that in order to make it the best conference possible, and to meet the expectations from attendees, speakers, sponsors, and trade show participants, that everyone would be better served with new date in the Spring. Filmmakers Collaborative is completely […]

Integrating social media into your distribution efforts

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Here are some things you can do to integrate a social media component in your distribution effort. 1. Get your own web site with integrated blogging functionality if you don’t already have one. If your current site does not have a blog, add one. The easy way to get started is to get a blog […]

Making Media Now 2009: the premiere New England independent film conference

Making Media Now 2009 is a full-day conference that will take place on Friday, June 5, 2009 at Bentley University. The event will bring together filmmakers from all over New England with national industry experts for lectures, workshops, and panels confronting the most daunting challenges facing independent filmmakers today. Last year’s event drew approximately 300 […]

Four books covering Internet and Web

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If I had to pick four relatively current books that will help readers develop a better understanding of the World Wide Web, I would suggest the following books. It was hard to narrow down the list to four, but sometimes less is more. This particular list stems from a recent conversation with Lance Weiler after […]