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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US House Passes Important Crowdfunding Legislation

US House Passes Important Crowdfunding Legislation

The U.S. House overwhelmingly passed its first significant crowdfunding legislation, allowing entrepreneurs to crowdsource up to $2 million per year.

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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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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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Highlights From The 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum: Part 1

Highlights From The 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum: Part 1

The 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum concluded this week and has become the preeminent financial gathering of its kind. One thing that sets this forum apart is…

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Power to the People: The Democratization of Film

Power to the People: The Democratization of Film

For indie filmmakers, Production is the first of the three barriers-to-entry to crumble under the weight of the masses. Finance and Distribution are next.

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Be Warned – What 2011 Means for Filmmakers

Be Warned – What 2011 Means for Filmmakers

The mantra for surviving 2011 and 2012 will be to swing for singles and doubles, not for fences. If you really know what your doing, then it’s a great time to enter the film market. But if you don’t…

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YouTube Makes First Move Toward Original Content

YouTube Makes First Move Toward Original Content

In the highly competitive world of subscription VOD providers, YouTube has just moved the world closer to my prediction that Netflix will soon be producing original content.

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