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RIP Ziegfeld: Martin Scorsese, Ava DuVernay, Spike Lee and More Pay Their Respects

RIP Ziegfeld: Martin Scorsese, Ava DuVernay, Spike Lee and More Pay Their Respects

With the doors now closed on New York City's iconic theater, some of the…

It's Complicated: How Netflix and Amazon Add a Big Wrinkle to Sundance Deal-Making

It's Complicated: How Netflix and Amazon Add a Big Wrinkle to Sundance Deal-Making

Why Netflix and Amazon are making distributors nervous.

Sony Pictures Classics' Michael Barker on Changing Audiences, Working with Auteurs and the Future of Indie Film

Sony Pictures Classics' Michael Barker on Changing Audiences, Working with Auteurs and the Future of Indie Film

"It's more competitive than I've ever seen."

Attention, Filmmakers: 6 Tips for Distributing Your Indie Film

Attention, Filmmakers: 6 Tips for Distributing Your Indie Film

At last weekend's New Hampshire Film Festival, five industry professionals…

How 'Beasts of No Nation' and 'Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension' Upend Hollywood Distribution Models

How 'Beasts of No Nation' and 'Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension' Upend Hollywood Distribution Models

Two very different new films are challenging the distribution and exhibition…

What the Heck is MUBI and Why is Paul Thomas Anderson's New Film Streaming There?

What the Heck is MUBI and Why is Paul Thomas Anderson's New Film Streaming There?

We've got the intel about PTA's latest film and the streaming service you…

From Crowdfunding to Distribution: Here's How 'This is Happening' Forged an Unconventional Path

From Crowdfunding to Distribution: Here's How 'This is Happening' Forged an Unconventional Path

"I refuse to be a filmmaker that doesn't at least try to not be fucked by…

The 2015 Indiewire IFP Independent Film Week Bible: Complete Panel/Keynote Coverage, Interviews and News Posted

The 2015 Indiewire IFP Independent Film Week Bible: Complete Panel/Keynote Coverage, Interviews and News Posted

Stay up-to-date on the latest news out of IFP Independent Film Week. Check…

Why We Bought Your Film: Top Distributors Answer The Tough Questions

Why We Bought Your Film: Top Distributors Answer The Tough Questions

"A few years ago everybody was chasing the unicorn of what worked on both…

Distributor Guide: (Almost) Everyone You Need to Know at TIFF 2015

Distributor Guide: (Almost) Everyone You Need to Know at TIFF 2015

With the 40th annual Toronto International Film Festival kicking off today,…

An Indie Film Marketer Reveals the Strategy Behind VOD Releases

An Indie Film Marketer Reveals the Strategy Behind VOD Releases

From social media to marketing support and more, this guest post from the…

4 Factors That Influence a Distributor's Decision to Buy a Film

4 Factors That Influence a Distributor's Decision to Buy a Film

Two top independent film distribution executives share the most important…

'Holy F*cking Sh*t' Discovery of 'Roar,' the Most Dangerous Movie Ever Made

'Holy F*cking Sh*t' Discovery of 'Roar,' the Most Dangerous Movie Ever Made

"You've never seen a movie like 'Roar' and there will never, ever be a movie…

10 Things I Learned From Self-Distributing My First Documentary Film

10 Things I Learned From Self-Distributing My First Documentary Film

Not everyone is going to want to see your film -- and that's okay.

Here's Why This Documentary Will be Distributed for Free to the People of Afghanistan

Here's Why This Documentary Will be Distributed for Free to the People of Afghanistan

"This is our gift to the people of Afghanistan..."

Attention, Female Filmmakers: This New Partnership is Good News for You

Attention, Female Filmmakers: This New Partnership is Good News for You

Two women-led media companies are committing greater resources to funding…

Here's What It Takes To Become a YouTube Star

Here's What It Takes To Become a YouTube Star

"SHIFT: YouTube Star Documentary" investigates what it means to be successfu…

Here's How These Filmmakers Self-Distributed Their Documentary...And Actually Made Money

Here's How These Filmmakers Self-Distributed Their Documentary...And Actually Made Money

"Part of our decision to self-distribute was to try to see if I could preven…

10 New Ways to Think About Audiences for Social-Issue Documentaries

10 New Ways to Think About Audiences for Social-Issue Documentaries

"This is not just about doing good in the world. It's also about sustaining…

Here's What You Need to Know to Sell Your Film Abroad

Here's What You Need to Know to Sell Your Film Abroad

A sales agent can do wonders for your film, as long as you know how to manag…