After the sales frenzy at this year's Sundance Film Festival the tables have changed again for the state of independent film as a business. For years the prices paid by studios to acquire independent films has been going down. This decline was based on many factors but the biggest one was decline of DVD sales, which provided a buffer of profit because people would buy tons of DVDs. This buffer allowed studios to spend more per film on more films knowing that not all of them would turn a profit but the extra money from DVD sales would keep everything in the black. Since that profit stream is basically gone the distributors have had to be more thrifty. Continue reading "Suddenly investing in Independent Films is a good idea again!"
Benefits of Shooting in Philadelphia / Pennsylvania
- Lower Lodging Costs than most major cities: Hotels are 40%-70% cheaper than NYC, there are excellent long term crew housing options. PA film office waives hotel tax for long stays as well, which is an additional %6 savings).
- Philadelphia has streets that can match any city in the US and many European cities. A perfect match for NYC streets!
- Amazing and Affordable Locations: Unseen industrial locations, Layers of Urban Decay interspersed between historic buildings and museums, modern architecture, the city is surrounded by hundreds of miles of parks and natural wilderness. Continue reading "Filming In Philadelphia / PA with Backseat Conceptions"