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We Spoke to Dozens of Distributors; This is What They Want in a Film

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The little-dick film snobs lost their shit over this:

 

However, feature-length narrative cinema made by mostly white male auteurs dominated the collection. These are not the films that need seeing or saving. They may not circulate widely in popular culture, but they account for almost our entire institutional and disciplinary canon. And despite the collective anxiety about their disappearance, they will endure in archives, film studies programs and, yes, even online …More radically, however, we might ask whether these are the works we need to rescreen or urge others to discover.

 

FilmStruck wasn’t that good for movies. Don’t mourn its demise.

 

What an absolute gift it would be to escape the corrupt inheritance of the auteur — a 20th-century invention; film scholars have the receipts — and the long shadow of a canon that has compelled generations of students to mimic the powers of patriarchy and colonialism, to play at corporate theater, or to wonder about their own exclusion from what they see on screen.

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Article and podcast:

How to Make a Living From Your Original Films

 

 

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5 Lessons Learned from my Profitable Indie Documentary

The actual film looks like inconsequential fluff. Learn the distribution lessons.

 

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A GREAT DISTRIBUTION TRICK (Rent-A-Distributor)
PRODUCERS GET F*CKED.

Hollywood (Warners, Paramount, 20th, Universal, Sony, Disney, etc.) have a simple saying that you, the independent filmmaker(s), have never heard… but they say it all the time & it is the truth.

So what is the saying?  I hope you’re an adult, mature and ready for honesty.

Okay, you are!

The saying is… “Producers get F*cked. Distributors do the F*cking”. That is not all of the saying.

Here comes the second part… “What do you want to be, the F*cker or the F**ckee?”

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(Harvey Weinstein is a great Producer for he controls content)

The key to success in Hollywood and with movies in general is to control content and be the person/company that (A) collects the money, (B) creates the accounting statement and (C) distributes (if any, Yuk-Yuk) the money.

The Movie Studios control content. They collect the monies; they make the accounting statements; and they decide if they are going to distribute any.

The movie studios control content… Thus, they have power.

Now for you, a filmmaker, to have power, you must be able to not only make a film but also control it.

The answer to “What do you want to be a…f*cker or f*ckee” is obviously you desire to be the one(f*cker) that is in control.

 

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