By lance weiler, June 17th, 2007

Scott Kirsner from CinemaTech was kind of enough to share the following interview. The interview is broken into 3 sections. Make sure to stop by Scott’s blog and to check out his newest book “The Future of Web Video.”

From Scott
“I sat down with Peter Broderick in Santa Monica this month, to talk about what’s changing in independent filmmaking, with a special focus on finance, distribution, and marketing. Peter is president of Paradigm Consulting, which works with filmmakers and media companies on distribution issues, and in 1999, he started the world’s first entity devoted to financing digital features, Next Wave Films‘ Agenda 2000. Peter is also a frequent speaker on the festival circuit; June started for him at Cannes, and will end at the LA Film Festival.”


PART TWO – Film financing

PART THREE – Marketing and audience-building

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lance weiler is the founder of the WorkBook Project and also a story architect of film, tv and games. He's written and directed two feature films THE LAST BROADCAST and HEAD TRAUMA. He's currently developing a number of transmedia projects

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  • Great stuff. Amazing how the landscape has changed. Reading interviews from independent filmmakers just ten years ago expressed their frustration at distribution companies but they had little recourse. I find it encouraging that these guys feel that self-distribution, given the time and inclination, may actually prove to be a greater source of income than traditional distribution methods for smaller, truly independent projects.

    Plus, the insight on building up momentum for your projects by promoting within small niche audiences to combine into a successful screening was also invaluable.

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