Suddenly investing in Independent Films is a good idea again!

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!"

Backseat’s Off Site Media Management Service for Films

Often a film will build its team in stages. A film might have a production team and technical crew in place and be budgeted and ready to shoot before the producers have had time to build their post production team. This could be because they don't have the money to "even worry about it now" or it may be because they have some post production connections who they will "talk to after we shoot". In these cases the producers are adding risk to the film by not processing the footage as they shoot, in this situation bad things can happen to good movies. Continue reading "Backseat’s Off Site Media Management Service for Films"