The independent film’s lifecycle has undergone a lot of upheaval in the last 20 years, but digital distribution’s truly disrupting things. Less than six months after debuting at Sundance, Indie Game: The Movie will be available for sale via iTunes, VHX and gaming platform Steam.
Film distributor Screen Media Ventures is launching Popcornflix.com, a website that will let indie film fans watch hundreds of movies for free, in an ad-supported format. But can movies with ads bring in as much money as licensing to Netflix or renting through iTunes?
Indie film subscription service Fandor is focused on building a social experience for its users, enabling them to share and connect with indie film fans in their social graph. In a video interview, Fandor COO Monty Kosma talks about the social aspects that set it apart.
Kevin Smith thumbed his nose (that’s the polite version) at film distributors last night when he pledged to self-distribute his new film, Red State, directly to his fans. Is it a risk? Not when you consider how the director has become his own brand.