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    Jeff Orgill on "Anatomy of a Prescreen Launch"

    Back in August SherI Candler introduced us to the new curating and distribution service here.

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    David Fine on "More Thoughts On Crowdfunding Campaigns"

    This past week, we've had a lot of input from filmmakers who have used the IndieGoGo crowdfunding platform. Filmmakers have been sharing techniques and best practices on what made their campaigns a success. It's a practice we hope will continue for all filmmakers, across all platforms, utilizing a...

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    K Lorrel Manning & Michael Cuomo on "Riding The CrowdFunding Train To SXSW"

    We all one know how to do more with the very little we have. This is the year the indie film world turned to each other for help. And people responded. It is so exciting that we are working together to get the work done. Indie / Truly Free Film has never been more of a community!In just the firs...

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    Adam Chapnick on "IndieGoGo Films Showcased at World-Class Festivals in 2011"

    Google became a verb several years ago. In the Indie / Truly Free Film space we are close to verb-izing another company. But just like all tissues are not Kleenex, there are many crowdfunding platforms out there, and it is worth not forgetting that. Find the platform that works best for your film...

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    Michael Collins on "Utilizing Your First Ever Film Festival"

    Toronto International Film Festival begins tomorrow. Getting you film to a festival is a dream come true for most filmmakers. But it is so easy to overlook the great opportunities that are right before you when you attend a festival. Today, doc filmmaker Michael Collins, shares some of the lesson...

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    Jon Reiss on "What Are A Producer of Marketing And Distribution's Responsibilities?" Part 2 of 2

    Yesterday, Jon Reiss explained why indie films need a "PMD" -- and if words don't work for you -- just look at Tuesday's list of all the new tools and services available that we can't afford to miss. Today, Jon takes it further, and tries to lay out the job description for both experienced and aspi...

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    Jon Reiss on "Why A Producer of Marketing And Distribution?" Part 1

    Yesterday's HFF post on the plethora of new platforms & options for truly free filmmakers should have made you leap for joy and run for the cliff simultaneously. It is wonderful that filmmakers have SO many great tools and services at their disposal. But how does anyone take advantage of this situ...

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    How Does Everyone Expect Filmmakers To Promote Movies?

    Filmmakers know that Indie Films are sold on their back. Filmmakers know that it benefits their films and their careers to promote their movies. Filmmakers also recognize that they spend on the average two years developing their films, generally unpaid. And filmmakers also realize they are asked ...

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    "Not Dead Yet" Jon Reiss on The Tremendous Rise Of The PMD

    I posted my query last week whether we could truly build a class of TrulyFree / Indie marketing & distribution experts. Many people believe this can happen naturally. I think we need a unified industry effort to make this happen at the speed the all the great movies being generated these days need. Some beg to differ... Yet, DIY/DIWO "guru" Jon Reiss has been witness to many of the efforts from this new breed, dubbed PMDs. Although, he and I agree on the need, we disagree on the term (but why squabble over semantics?). People need their films to connect with audiences. Audiences need to connect with each other, and films are a wonderful ...

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