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

distribu

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 … [Read more...]

Fragments from The Conversation 2010 (March 27, New York)

The Conversation 2010, New York, cononyc

On Saturday I attended the "The Conversation" at Columbia University, a conference focused on "Social Media, Distribution, and the Future of Film." Related material can be found by searching on the #convonyc hash tag. Here are my notes, not everything here is a faithful translation of the words and … [Read more...]

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 on … [Read more...]

Fans, friends, and followers

Fans, Friends, and Followers

This week I had a chance to read Scott Kirsner's new book, Fans, Friends & Followers, which provides a fresh guide to building an audience in the new media landscape. The book starts out by painting with broad brush strokes the challenges artists have faced finding an audience for their work and … [Read more...]

DIY Days Boston, October 4, 2008 (conference notes, part 3)

DIY is Flexible

This post concludes my coverage of DIY Days, a conference held in Boston at MassArt on October 4, 2008. Please visit part one and part two if you've not already read them. Do keep in mind these notes do not necessarily represent the views of the various speakers at the conference, sometimes it … [Read more...]