SUNDANCE SALES & TRENDS (2 Biggest Buyers are…)

SUNDANCE 2016: STREAMS, SALES & DEALS

For 3 decades filmmakers have trekked to Park City, schlepping their 35mm 8,100′ vision in hopes of a securing a single screening while preying for an ensuing humongous Theatrical Deal with tons of press, accolades and praise.

Sundance commenced in 1985 and premiered with “The Falcon & The Snowman”, Sayles’s “Brother From Another Planet” & Jaffe’s “Killing Fields” with maybe 1,000 entrees. By ’89 it had grown to 3,000 submissions,

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ATTN: WRITERS & PRODUCERS: 5 Networks & Oprah that Program for Women. (#4 is your best bet)

CABLE-FOR-WOMEN IS WHERE OPPORTUNITIES ARE

Women are great Producers. Women are great Writers. Women are great networkers. Women are great listeners… and women can be great Directors once they’ve proven it. And their is no Glass Ceiling if you go to who programs and buys for women.

Let’s assume: You’re a woman. You have a great idea for a TV series or a TV OTO (One Time Only) movie or show that you either want to Produce,

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THE $10,000 MOVIE CREW: All You Need Are 5 People (Can you name them?)

REALISTIC FILM MAKING

Need a Film Crew? Of course you do. The issue quickly becomes… now how do you, with so little money ($10,000?), get the best crew possible? And please, I beg you to not hire a kid, for a key position, out of a theory laden 4-year film school for at least 5-6 years after he/she graduated.

Yes, he/she is knowledgeable, energetic and loaded with a great education but it is based on Hollywood,

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WANT TO DIRECT? Try Cable or Netflix.

WANT TO DIRECT?   “Movies NO… TV/Cable/NetFlix YES”    

There are Fewer-and-Fewer Movie Directing jobs. As Hollywood turns more and more to big-budget visual stories that are only seeking Franchise Concepts, the result being fewer and fewer opportunities to Direct a Studio Feature Film.

Fifteen years ago the “Big 6” (Warners, Paramount, Sony, Disney, etc.) was knocking out 25-35 movies each/year.

Last year, 2015, each of the major distributors (aka: Studios) were only making and releasing 12-15 movie/each.

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PARAMOUNT, SONY & DISNEY ARE HIRING…. Discover 1,086 Paying Movie/TV Jobs

START YOUR MOVIE CAREER

Studios like Paramount, Sony & Disney are hiring (yes…today) over 1,000 Producers, Writers, Administrators, Co-ordinators, Marketers, Analyzers, Directors today…. Why are you waiting?

Hurry up Google, Search, Log, Apply it is not difficult.

Oh but you are not sure where to search. OK. I’ve done it for you.

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Below are the URLs (thank me later) for Jobs, Positions, Internships &

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353 Paid Movie/TV JOBS (Part 1)… (Disney is Hiring…Apply)

MOVIE & TV POSITIONS

Disney is hiring. Warner Brothers is looking. Sony is paying… Movie Jobs as Marketing Managers, Digital Analytics, Story Evaluators, Media Coordinators, Acquisition & Development Executives are available today.

There are 6 Major Movie Studios (Warner Brothers, Paramount, Walt Disney, Sony, 20th Century Fox & Universal) that each have 4,000-8,000 employees and on any day have 300-500 open positions.

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So why are you waiting?

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MOVIE CROWDFUNDING SECRETS (6 Steps & I Raised $49,000+)

CROWDFUND A MOVIE…. MY $49,000 SECRET

Movie Crowdfunding, whether for No-Budget ($3,000-$20,000), Micro-Budget ($30,000-$50,000), Ultra-Low-Budget ($100,000) or Low-Budget (under $1,000,000) Feature Films is a reality.

Whether you utilize donation sites like Kickstarter, IndieGoGo or RocketHub or equity sites like Wefunder, Fundable, Seed&Spark; and if pursuing the equity route, whether you go for Accredited or Non-Accredited Investors the factors for success are the same.

Below is an excellent blog written by a Mr Narek Vardanyan,

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HOT ACTORS. BANKABLE STARS (Discover How to Contact Names)

HOT ACTORS:  “How to Find a Bankable Actor”    

Got the script. Need a name actor attached. And, you actually have the name of an actor in mind. Here’s how to find his/her phone number.

Again, you have the great Script and need to get it to him/her to either (A) Hire him/her or (B) Partner with him/her but you need his/her phone number and address…or at least their agent or manager’s contact details…

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VIRTUAL REALITY FILMMMAKING (Part 3)… Shoot It (Rigs, Apps & Audio)

SECRETS OF SHOOTING VR FILMS

Now, lets talk shooting VR.

An app is being developed for Android to convert standard phone pictures into VR and this could make VR as accessible to everyone as was done with traditional filmmaking.

Matter of fact… The iPhone 6S shoots in 4k (a $600 4K camera… Wow), that’s how accessible filmmaking has become.

However, when it comes to VR,

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VIRTUAL REALITY FILMMAKING (Part 2): Getting Started for $25

$25 TO START A VIRTUAL REALITY FILMMAKING CAREER

Virtual Reality Filmmaking as a Movie Business, as a Film Career, as a Visual Genre and as a Storytelling Art Form, with the release last week of Oculus Rift headset ($599) is the first step of a new industry/genre in storytelling however Google or Samsung already has, although not as good, there are more than adequate start-up headsets for only $5-$50.

(My next 4-5 Blogs on Virtual Reality will be thanks to aggregation by an English Film Co-op and alternative Film Program,

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