Tag Archives: indie films

LIH: 2013 Fall Preview Indie Films

7 Oct

LIH listed our Fall Top 10 most anticipated wide release films a few weeks ago. Now we want to share our Top 10 most anticipated limited release films for this fall season. Please Enjoy!

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Video On Demand: Is it The Way of the Future?

14 May

By Open Book

Today Video on Demand or VOD has breathed new life into independent filmmaking. As big studios began closing their Art House Divisions in favor of producing Tent Pole attractions moviegoers discovered the world of VOD or streaming video technology. Not to say the Big Blockbuster are a thing of the past (The Avengers confirms Blockbusters are here to stay). However, last year in an article Blockbuster vs. Indie Films Part 1&2 highlighted the problems facing the independent film industry. In this article we will revisit the current film market and what VOD offers moviegoers and independent filmmakers.

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Blockbusters vs. Indie Films: Part 2

23 May

By Open Book

The 64th Cannes International Film Festival awarded the Palme d’Or to The Tree of Life, The Artist and Melancholia.[1] Some say the Cannes International Film Festival is where films can exemplify a countries social construct. In the first part of this series Blockbuster vs. Indie Films: Part 1, we discussed American consumers preference for blockbuster films and why major studios are veering away from producing specialty films.  In this article we will discuss the current market and future distribution and what consumers can do to support indie filmmakers.

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Blockbusters vs. Indie Films: Part 1

16 May

By Open Book

The 64th, 2011 Festival de Cannes or Cannes Film festival is set to hand out its awards for best film on May 22, 2011.  Cannes is one of the most influential film festivals in the film industry.  Followed closely behind are Berlin International Film festival, The New York Film festival, and Venice Film festival and of course Sundance. [1] Film festivals are where independent filmmakers go to showcase their films in hopes of getting distribution. Yet, in the last two years major studios have scaled back the number of indie films it distributes and or produce. Why? We will uncover the reason distributors are being cautious, plus review why American audiences prefer to see blockbusters in theaters versus indie films.

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