Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent 03-26-12

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent 03-26-12

A Theatrical Screener (TS) copy being propelled into the Top 10 could bode well for 21 Jump Street’s marketing team…

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AFM Currency Update

AFM Currency Update

Great news for the first day of the American Film Market: the GBP and the Euro are both trading high against the USD, which is elevating the AUS as well. This should stimulate early film buying.

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AFM Sees Currency Gains

AFM Sees Currency Gains

Good news for AFM! Foreign buyers are coming to the market with increased buying-power thanks to major rebounding from Euro, Yen, Canadian & Australian dollars.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

Pirated Blu-Ray/DVD’s for Captain America: The First Avenger, Cars 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Crazy Stupid Love all entered the illicit Top 10 this week — as did Theatrical Screeners of Real Steel. It’s a testament to Real Steel’s

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Consumer Laundering – Piracy’s Silver Lining Unfolds

Consumer Laundering – Piracy’s Silver Lining Unfolds

Operators of online piracy websites should take note, they’re sitting on the next media gold rush: Consumer Laundering, or, Scrubbing Your Subscribers.

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Online Piracy Has a Silver Lining

Online Piracy Has a Silver Lining

BitTorrent sites cost studios and filmmakers billions of dollars a year in illegal downloads, but they also provide marketing intel that is invaluable…

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So How Much Should You Allocate to the Producer of Marketing & Distribution?

So How Much Should You Allocate to the Producer of Marketing & Distribution?

A producer recently inquired as to how much she should allocate to the producer of marketing and distribution (PMD), in her film’s budget.

Seriously? Another producer title?!

While initially dismissive of that concept, I’ve actually come to terms with the viability and necessity of such a role, given the inability of most independent films to acquire distribution in the United States, which is mostly due to:

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Film Funds: It’s Not You, It’s Them

Film Funds: It’s Not You, It’s Them

A lack of funding options is creating opportunities for new funds to enter the indie market; understanding their funding criteria is Job #1 for producers…

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Highlights From The 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum: Part 2

Highlights From The 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum: Part 2

Last week I moderated Variety’s panel on “How to Make Crowd-Funding Work for Filmmakers” and it marks a seminal moment in the convergence of filmmaking and technology. Hear me out…

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