By Lance Weiler, January 21st, 2009

This edition of TCIBR is brought to you by IndieFlix – Today we are joined by Lawrence Lessig to discuss his latest book “Remix – Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy.” In addition to being an author, Lessig is a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the School’s Center for Internet and Society.

Book description from the book’s site -

“For more than a decade, we’ve been waging a war on our kids in the name of the 20th Century’s model of “copyright law.” In this, the last of his books about copyright, Lawrence Lessig maps both a way back to the 19th century, and to the promise of the 21st. Our past teaches us about the value in “remix.” We need to relearn the lesson. The present teaches us about the potential in a new “hybrid economy” — one where commercial entities leverage value from sharing economies. That future will benefit both commerce and community. If the lawyers could get out of the way, it could be a future we could celebrate.”


During the discussion a number of topics are covered such as remix culture, audience as creator, new models for copyright, sharecropping sites, and the creation of a remix cover right.

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By Lance Weiler, January 5th, 2009

Today we are joined by Scott Kirsner (Inventing the Movies and http://cinematech.blogspot.com) and Woody Benson (partner at Prism VentureWorks). Our discussion covers a number of trends from 2008 and also makes a few predictions for 2009. Subjects covered include CPM vs. engagement, remix culture, media social graphs, length of content, building audiences and new production funding trends.

Related: Scott Kirsner recently finished an extensive series of case studies for ITVS that are intended to help filmmakers think about digital production, marketing, and distribution opportunities.

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By Lance Weiler, December 1st, 2008

Over 60 interviews and upwards of 40 hours worth of material are now available in our new TCIBR archive. You can either click the track to listen or use the mp3 link to download. The archive was built using opentape a free open source package that enables you to easily create and host mixtapes.

All the TCIBR podcasts are open media so feel free to embed and spread them. If you know of someone that you think would make a good interview or a project that we should know about please drop us an email.

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By lance weiler, October 9th, 2008

This edition of TCIBR is brought to you by IndieFlix- Lance Hammer took the industry by surprise earlier this year when he walked away from a traditional distribution deal with IFC. His film, Ballast had all the makings of a Cinderella story – dramatic competition slot at Sundance, critical acclaim, audience favorite, awards for Best Direction for a Dramatic film and another for Excellence in Cinematography. But changes in the market left Hammer considering a different path. In our discussion Lance explains what lead to his decision to self distribute, what he’s learned in the process and what he’ll be doing differently in the future.


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For those in NYC make sure to checkout Ballast this weekend at Film Forum. Later this month Ballast will be expanding its theatrical run to select cities.

For more on Ballast visit www.ballastfilm.com</a

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