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FilmClick.com Launches Film Hosting Website & Online Community











EMERYVILLE, Calif. (PRWEB) March 11, 2008

    FilmClick has many quality features, separating it from other video-hosting websites. FilmClick seeks true films as opposed to the viral videos found on many popular websites. The video quality on FilmClick is much higher than that offered on many other video websites, including full and widescreen capabilities, giving viewers a more enjoyable experience while viewing films over the Internet. Also, there are no restrictions on the file size or the length of films users can upload. FilmClick wants all filmmakers to take part in this online community and have their works seen by a global audience. FilmClick offers a free, mail-in service for conversion to digital format for films currently on tapes, reels and other media.

In addition to hosting films, FilmClick serves as a social networking arena for everyone interested and involved in film. FilmClick believes that everyone contributing to a film, not just actors and filmmakers, should be recognized. FilmClick welcomes and encourages behind-the-scenes crewmembers to join the FilmClick community. Those not working in the film industry but who enjoy watching films are also welcomed to join and view films, all while being able to connect and interact with those who worked on the creation. Users can create FilmClick profiles, view films, upload films, add friends, post comments, review films, create groups, join groups, and much more. It is not required to register with FilmClick to view films, however registration is recommended to explore the full services offered by FilmClick.

Upcoming features to the beta version of FilmClick are the FilmClick Production Planner and the FilmClick Profile Directory. The FilmClick Production Planner is an online, centralized application intended to simplify the film production process. This feature includes a calendar tool to display production schedules, coordinate film shoots, make important announcements, and is accessible to everyone involved in the shoot as administered by the production moderator. Coming soon the FilmClick Profile Directory will allow users to browse all user profiles not set to “private”. This browsing feature will allow FilmClick users to get noticed and increase their ability to collaborate on future film productions. FilmClick strives to deliver a platform for everyone interested in film to share their works and credits to an online audience.

FilmClick also announced it will be sponsoring and hosting an online film festival, with entries being accepted through June 30, 2008. The categories for entry are: Comedy, Documentary, and General Films (includes all other genres). Each film can be entered into just one category; however, there is no limit to the number of films submitted by one user. Over $ 5,000 will be awarded in total, with registered FilmClick users determining the winners. Official rules can be found at http://www.FilmClick.com.

About FilmClick

FilmClick LLC (http://www.FilmClick.com) is an online film community designed for anyone and everyone interested in film! FilmClick was created to connect filmmakers, crewmembers, actors, and film enthusiasts to encourage true filmmaking.

We offer exclusive services and features that are not available on other sites. Our goal is to deliver high-quality, full-length content emphasizing filmmaking, original storytelling, and media arts all while offering free services and resources for creating, planning, producing, sharing, and viewing films.

While FilmClick focuses on finished independent works, amateur and commercial films and community members are also welcome.





















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FilmClick.com Launches Film Hosting Website & Online Community











EMERYVILLE, Calif. (PRWEB) March 11, 2008

    FilmClick has many quality features, separating it from other video-hosting websites. FilmClick seeks true films as opposed to the viral videos found on many popular websites. The video quality on FilmClick is much higher than that offered on many other video websites, including full and widescreen capabilities, giving viewers a more enjoyable experience while viewing films over the Internet. Also, there are no restrictions on the file size or the length of films users can upload. FilmClick wants all filmmakers to take part in this online community and have their works seen by a global audience. FilmClick offers a free, mail-in service for conversion to digital format for films currently on tapes, reels and other media.

In addition to hosting films, FilmClick serves as a social networking arena for everyone interested and involved in film. FilmClick believes that everyone contributing to a film, not just actors and filmmakers, should be recognized. FilmClick welcomes and encourages behind-the-scenes crewmembers to join the FilmClick community. Those not working in the film industry but who enjoy watching films are also welcomed to join and view films, all while being able to connect and interact with those who worked on the creation. Users can create FilmClick profiles, view films, upload films, add friends, post comments, review films, create groups, join groups, and much more. It is not required to register with FilmClick to view films, however registration is recommended to explore the full services offered by FilmClick.

Upcoming features to the beta version of FilmClick are the FilmClick Production Planner and the FilmClick Profile Directory. The FilmClick Production Planner is an online, centralized application intended to simplify the film production process. This feature includes a calendar tool to display production schedules, coordinate film shoots, make important announcements, and is accessible to everyone involved in the shoot as administered by the production moderator. Coming soon the FilmClick Profile Directory will allow users to browse all user profiles not set to “private”. This browsing feature will allow FilmClick users to get noticed and increase their ability to collaborate on future film productions. FilmClick strives to deliver a platform for everyone interested in film to share their works and credits to an online audience.

FilmClick also announced it will be sponsoring and hosting an online film festival, with entries being accepted through June 30, 2008. The categories for entry are: Comedy, Documentary, and General Films (includes all other genres). Each film can be entered into just one category; however, there is no limit to the number of films submitted by one user. Over $ 5,000 will be awarded in total, with registered FilmClick users determining the winners. Official rules can be found at http://www.FilmClick.com.

About FilmClick

FilmClick LLC (http://www.FilmClick.com) is an online film community designed for anyone and everyone interested in film! FilmClick was created to connect filmmakers, crewmembers, actors, and film enthusiasts to encourage true filmmaking.

We offer exclusive services and features that are not available on other sites. Our goal is to deliver high-quality, full-length content emphasizing filmmaking, original storytelling, and media arts all while offering free services and resources for creating, planning, producing, sharing, and viewing films.

While FilmClick focuses on finished independent works, amateur and commercial films and community members are also welcome.





















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May 102011
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by ‘smil

Here is an article that details five famous film directors who all have one thing in common they didn’t spend a single day in film school. They learned and became a master at their craft from simple trial and error, self-study and unshakable self confidence and belief in themselves.

5. David Fincher
Fincher is an Academy Award-nominated American filmmaker and music video director known for his dark and stylish movies such as Seven, Fight Club, Zodiac and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Fincher eschewed the film school route, getting a job loading cameras and doing other hands-on work for John Korty’s Korty Films. He was later hired by Industrial Light & Magic in 1980, where he worked on productions for Twice Upon a Time,Return of the Jedi and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Set on a directing career, Fincher joined video-production company Propaganda Films and started off directing music videos and commercials. Like Fincher, other directors such as Meiert Avis, David Kellogg, Michael Bay, Antoine Fuqua, Neil LaBute, Spike Jonze, Mark Romanek, Michel Gondry, Paul Rachman, Zack Snyder, Gore Verbinski, and Alex Proyas honed their talents at Propaganda Films before moving on to feature films

Oscar History: 1 Nomination

4. Peter Jackson
Mr. Jackson is a three-time Academy Award-winning New Zealand filmmaker, producer and screenwriter, best known for The Lord of the Rings trilogy adapted from the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien. He is also known for his 2005 remake of King Kong.
He won international attention early in his career with his “splatstick” horror comedies, before coming to mainstream prominence with Heavenly Creatures, for which he shared an Academy Award best screenplay nomination with his partner Fran Walsh
Jackson has no formal training in film-making, but learned about editing, special effects and makeup largely through his own trial and error. As a teenager Jackson discovered the work of author J. R. R. Tolkien after watching The Lord of the Rings (1978), an animated film by Ralph Bakshi that was a part-adaptation of Tolkien’s fantasy trilogy. After leaving school Jackson began working as a photoengraver at a newspaper company in Wellington, and shooting a feature-length vampire movie that was later abandoned before completion.

Oscar History: 8 nominations, 3 wins.

3. Sir Ridley Scott
Scott is a British Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe, Emmy Award and BAFTA Award winning film director and producer known for his stylish visuals and an obsession for detail. His films include Alien, Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down,Matchstick Men, Kingdom of Heaven, American Gangster and Body of Lies. At age 28, Scott made a black and white short film, ‘Boy and Bicycle, starring his younger brother, Tony Scott, and his father. The film’s main visual elements would become features of Scott’s later work. After directing over 2,500 TV commercials, Ridley finally made his feature directorial debut at age 40 making The Duellists. Can you believe that? 40 years old when he made his first feature film. If that is not inspiration for you, I don’t know what is. You’re never too old to become whoever you want to be.

Oscar History: 3 Nominations

2. James Cameron
Mr. I’m the king of the world is an Academy Award-winning Canadian-American director, producer and screenwriter. He has written and directed films as disparate as Aliens andTitanic. To date, his directorial efforts have grossed approximately US.1 billion domestically, unadjusted for inflation. Cameron is noted for his films¡Xwhich are often highly innovative, artistic and financially successful¡Xas well as his fierce temper and confrontational personality

Oscar History: 3 wins.

1. Steven Spielberg

Where should I start?
Steven Spielberg is an American film director, screenwriter and film producer. Forbesmagazine places Spielberg’s net worth at .1 billion. In 2006, the magazine Premiere listed him as the most powerful and influential figure in the motion picture industry. Time listed him as one of the 100 Most Important People of the Century. At the end of the twentieth century,Life named him the most influential person of his generation. In a career of over four decades, Spielberg’s films have touched on many themes and genres. Spielberg’s early sci-fi and adventure films, sometimes centering on children, were seen as an archetype of modern Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking. In later years his movies began addressing such issues as the Holocaust, slavery, war and terrorism.

Spielberg won the Academy Award for Best Director for 1993′s Schindler’s List and 1998′sSaving Private Ryan. Three of Spielberg’s films, Jaws (1975), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and Jurassic Park (1993), broke box office records, each becoming the highest-grossing film made at the time. To date, unadjusted gross of all Spielberg directed films exceeds .5 billion worldwide.

Oscar History: 12 nominations, 3 wins.

Everything good that can be said about Spielberg has probably alright been said so the best compliment I can give this Hollywood icon is that I saw “Jaws¨ when I was five years old. Now I’m thirty-four and still get a little freaked out when swimming in the ocean, all because Spielberg made a timeless and classic shark thriller.

I hope this article leaves you with the belief that the most important characteristic needed to become a successful movie director is determination. Not schooling, not money, not being a child prodigy and not your contacts.

I would like to end this article with a quote from James Cameron.

“I think the most important thing if you’re an aspiring film-maker is to get rid of the ‘aspiring’… You shoot it, you put your name on it, you’re a film-maker. Everything after that, you’re just negotiating your budget.”

To Your Success!

Ian Agard
Filmmaker & Author of “Stop Waiting and Make Your Movie”

P.S. Get info about my new special report, “30 TIPS to Increase Your Success in the Film Industry” at:

http://www.ianagard.com/special-report/

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Quentin Tarantino at the Castro for Inglourious Basterds
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newcityfilm.com/2009/08/21/quentin-tarantino-has-a-cold/

www.flickr.com/photos/raypride/sets/72157621965029095/

Soundtrack streaming (for now)

www.spinner.com/new-releases#/3

twitter.com/TheRealBasterds

A french movie theater plays a big role in the film

www.castrotheatre.com

Quentin Tarantino at the Castro for Inglourious Basterds
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newcityfilm.com/2009/08/21/quentin-tarantino-has-a-cold/

www.flickr.com/photos/raypride/sets/72157621965029095/

Soundtrack streaming (for now)

www.spinner.com/new-releases#/3

twitter.com/TheRealBasterds

A french movie theater plays a big role in the film

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Palm Beach International Film Festival Announces Call To Entries










PALM BEACH, FL (PRWEB) October 5, 2006

The 12th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) has announced today that they are now accepting film submissions for the Festival taking place April 19-26, 2007. Filmmakers worldwide are encouraged to submit their projects for consideration. Festival organizers have already begun planning parties, seminars, workshops and endless networking opportunities with industry professionals.

All selected films are eligible to be included in the competition for “Audience Favorite” in the following categories – Feature, Short and Documentary. The competitive part of the film festival is available in the categories of Best Feature, Best Documentary and Best Short along with other awards.

“Every year we work hard to top the previous,” explains Randi Emerman, Executive Director of the Festival, “We have already lined up exciting venues, sponsors and underwriters and we are confident this will be a record setting year for PBIFF.”

Entry forms and eligibility guidelines are available on http://www.withoutabox.com and the festival’s website, http://www.pbifilmfest.org. Discounted entry fees are provided for films submitted by December 22, 2006, and the final deadline is February 2, 2007.

About PBIFF

The Palm Beach International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization supporting film programs in local schools and dedicated to making a difference in the lives of future filmmakers by helping them fulfill their dreams to one-day work in the world of film.

Founded in 1996, the Palm Beach International Film Festival emerged as a major cultural venue for the community as well as a productive fundraiser for film and TV education. Each year it introduces filmmakers worldwide to the area’s unique resources, while celebrating the history and future of the film industry with seven days of world premieres, special events, seminars, feature films, short films and documentaries. The PBIFF has always been supported and attended by some of Hollywood’s greatest talents: Academy Award® Winners Adrian Brody, Anthony Hopkins, Tommy Lee Jones, Faye Dunaway, Dennis Hopper and Michael Caine; Academy Award® Nominees Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Sylvester Stallone, Woody Harrelson, Anouk Aimee, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Robert Evans, Burt Reynold. As well as filmmakers Brett Ratner, Richard Zanuck and William Friedkin are just a few who have strolled the festivals red carpet over the years. For more information, please call (561)362-0003.

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May 072011
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by Max Sparber

BMI will sponsor the Amplify Music Conference and Festival taking place in Downtown Las Vegas, through August 8. The agenda includes daily conferences, workshops, nightly showcases and more. HBO will be present at the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival, August 6-9 in Vineyard Haven, hosting the HBO Short Film Competition on August 9 at Katherine Cornell Theatre. Process is an international Hip Hop Theatre workshop festival, August 7-9 in Manchester, delivered by Breaking Cycles as a tool to preserve the language of Hip Hop Theatre within the British culture and as a provision to nurture and develop the talents of emerging young artists.The film festival will exhibit films inspired by and representative of global Hip Hop culture.

Indie Fest USA Expo and International Film Festival, August 8-15 in Anaheim, combines eight days of independent films, live music artists, celebrities, the opening night welcome party and closing night awards show. Village 8 Theatres in Louisville hosts the August 15 premiere of ‘Last Breath’, a horror and gore genre flick about a canabalistic killer on the loose, preying on young women, and the close-knit band of police detectives on his trail. Tejano Music Convention, August 15-17 in Dallas, seeks to increase and enhance the Tejano or Tex-Mex music genre, and to showcase new artists and assist in the development of the next generation of Tejano artists and fans. An example of one featured event used to reach these goals is the Tejano Mega Dance which will happen at the Dallas Convention Center. Flashforward2008 San Francisco, August 20-22, includes the international Flashforward Film Festival and Awards ceremony and a Flash-related industry Expo Hall and community center with opportunities for the entire Flash community to network and share knowledge. The Flashforward Conference party happens at Ruby Skye.

London Frightfest is held each August Bank holiday weekend. Over 75% of the films shown have been UK, European or world premieres of the latest must see fantasy, sci-fi and horror films. NVISION will gather visual computing professionals, world-class gamers, innovative artists and designers, and cutting-edge researchers to share their ideas, experiences, and passions, August 25-27 in San Jose. It will also be held in conjunction with the Fifth Annual iGames Expo. Telluride Film Festival sticking to its annual custom opens during the Labor Day weekend, August 29 to September 2, in the mountain village of Telluride. Los Angeles Film Acting Coach, Molli Benson, will be holding a free two day Film Actors Workshop, August 30-31 in Albuquerque. For more details contact mollibenson@aol.com.

The above events are only a sample of what is fully listed. Complete details are on the “Media, Entertainment and Performing Arts Industry News and Events” page. Video and podcast versions of this news summary are also available at popular video sites around the Web like MySpace, YouTube, Bit Torrent, as well as on The Actor’s Checklist podcast blog, a great place to get your iPhone, ipod or Apple TV download from. The Free Home Video Showcase serves as an archive for all past video presentations. This month on video you will see trailers and sample clips of ‘Last Breath’ from C&T Productions (www.myspace.com/tracyandchase), a murder mystery about a cannibalistic serial killer called the “Southside Slasher” has an August 15 premiere at Village 8 Theatres, 4014 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, Kentucky. A Spoilt Video Production release of a Mirko Virgili film, ‘Ganja Fiction’ an Italian short film, in the pulp style genre, starring Claudio Caminito Attore, in which the lives of the characters intertwine behind a single common denominator — marijuana. Modern electronica experimentalism band Phoenix Block. Comedy portrayals of Kim Waldauer, and Robert Christophe, from their Cube News 1 series, and Adventures of Cubegirl, that follows Kim, a cubicle worker by day and superhero when needed, rescuing employees from corporate abuse.

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Haydenfilms Online Festival Unveils Season 1 Finalists










Lehigh Valley, Penn. (PRWEB) August 26, 2005

The judging is complete, and it is time to vote for the winner of the First Annual Haydenfilms Online Film Festival.

After reviewing over 100 films, an expert panel of judges has selected the top thirty-six films competing for a $ 10,000 cash prize, plus other prizes from sponsors such as Write Brothers and CMP Books. The films will be available for free online member viewing and voting at http://www.haydenfilms.com beginning Aug. 30, continuing through Oct. 30, 2005. The top four filmmakers will have their films shown during the winner’s ceremony in November, and the filmmaker with the most online votes will receive the grand prize.

Finalists for the contest submitted short films no longer than thirty minutes to be reviewed by a unique, professional judging panel consisting of eight national media professors and film industry experts. Each judge viewed and voted on the films, and their top selections have been made available online at http://www.haydenfilms.com for voting. A complete list of the finalists is available at http://www.haydenfilms.com/news.php

Each film will be available to view in its entirely for member voting, with the online community making the final decision on the winner. All Haydenfilms members who vote online will be entered into a drawing for a $ 250.00 Viewer Appreciation Award, which will be chosen at the end of the festival voting period in November.

Haydenfilms.com was among the first solely online film festivals, beginning in October 2004 as a way for independent filmmakers to showcase their works to the online community. Of the various online film festivals, they were the first to accept all short films regardless of genre, and the first to offer a $ 10,000 cash prize to the winning filmmaker. Submissions were accepted until July 15, 2005, and include a wide variety of films, ranging from student submissions, animation, and documentary formats.

The Online Film Festival is just one component of Haydenfilms.com, which is quickly becoming known as the premier online resource for independent filmmakers. In addition to the Festival, the website offers its members industry news, job and resume posting, message boards, and shopping for filmmaking software and equipment.

For more information on the Festival, please visit http://www.haydenfilms.com, or contact Haydenfilms LLC at 610-894-9639.

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by howzey

Distribution and marketing of movies is the process by which films are released and sustained in the market. Arguably, distribution is the most crucial component of the film industry. It is in distribution that completed films are introduced and connected to the very important consumers. Well established film marketers such as in Hollywood adopts vertical integration of al the phases of film development, that is, production, distribution and exhibition. Such major players are greatly focused on marketing and sustaining their products in their established markets (Scott, 2002). A great deal of innovations has been adopted in Hollywood distribution in an attempt to meet growing needs and beat competition. This has seen the rise of conglomerates entirely involved in distribution and marketing. This study is an effort to analyze some of the techniques used in marketing and distribution with a critical analysis at some of the underlying factors that influence such techniques.

The Process of Film Distribution

A distributor in the film industry is regarded as a subsidiary or independent company, or sometimes individuals who act as the final link between the production company and a film exhibitor with the intention of securing a place for the producer’s film on the so called exhibitors screen (Cones, 1997). Distribution and marketing are used interchangeably in the film industry to refer to the circulation of films and movies in theatres, television or for home viewing through download or DVD. The role of the distributor is to secure a rent with an exhibitor, that is, to convince the exhibitor to book each film. To attract exhibitors, the distributor usually organizes for them industry screenings (Acheson & Maule 1994). He also uses other marketing strategies aimed at convincing the exhibitors that showing their film will profit them financially. Once a distributor secures an exhibitor, he then processes a written contract which legally binds him with the exhibitor (Scott, 2002). The contract stipulates among other things, the amount to be paid to the distributor obtained from tickets sales. This amount is normally calculated as a percentage of the gross sales after deducting crucial miscellaneous costs such as house allowance. The distributor then audits the ticket sales by the exhibitors to ascertain accuracy of amounts declared. The distributor then deducts his percentage from the proceeds and transmits the necessary amounts to the film Production Company or agent. The percentages applied in different levels may vary on films though there are standards generally viewed as acceptable (Acheson & Maule 1994). The distributor is also responsible for ensuring that there are enough film prints to service all exhibitors contracted especially on the opening day. The distributor also ensures that such prints are physically delivered to the film theaters and monitors to make sure that the exhibitors actually screen the film. Traditionally, this has involved a lot of travel but with the invention of technology, the manual distribution is being replaced by digital distribution where distributors can liaise with exhibitors all over the world. The distributor is also responsible for the creation of newspapers articles, television commercials, posters and other type of ads necessary for advertisement. The distributor also ensures a well coordinated advertising effort ensuring that advertising materials for every film he intends to take to exhibitors are available and well circulated. The aim for distributor advertising is to ensure that exhibitors are able to net the largest audience possible. The distributor is at freedom to crate any possible advertising that he deems crucial for the success of the film. He also ensures that international consignments are articulately handled. These may include subtitling for foreign language movies and securing necessary legal authorization for exhibiting such films in foreign lands. In Hollywood practice, movie makers maximize on the vertical integration to effectively distribute their films. This implies that the movie producer, the distributor and the exhibitor are all operated by one company. Traditionally in the US, major film companies used the studio approach distribution method where various companies owned their own theaters where they used to exhibit their new releases. This system was however was dealt a major blow in 1948 in the court case US against Paramount Pictures Inc., which forced many film production companies to dispose their theatres(Scott, 2002). For outsiders, distribution is a silent process with many players unaware of its existence. For private companies which are not in production throughout, their link with distributors is only when a new film is released. This implies that vertical integration does not work effectively in such settings.

Dynamic Changes that Have Affected Marketing in Hollywood

The last two decades have seen phenomenal changes in the Hollywood film industry that have had considerable effect on the nature and direction of present day distribution. The classical system where companies used the studio system has slowly been overtaken as companies adopt digital and high tech methods in their processes of production. Apart from the break up of the studio system, other changes have produced considerable impact in the Hollywood film industry (Scott, 2002). These includes the emergence, penetration and adoption of new information technologies into al the stages of film production. Another change has been the gradual bifurcation of the production system featuring high-idealized blockbuster films on one side and more conservative and modest filmmakers on the other end. There has also been a gradual decentralization of film shooting activities, ensuring that shooting can now be done in a wide array of geographical positions. Hollywood has hence ceased to be the central complex of core film making activities.  There has also been a gradual proliferation of new concept markets derived on the packaging of intellectual property legislation. In addition, there has been the emergence of giant media conglomerates as a result of mergers of major studios.

The Practice of Distribution in Hollywood

The present Hollywood is made up of eight major studios; Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer-Twentieth Century Fox, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers and Walt Disney Company. These giant companies have for a long time concentrated on the production, financing and distribution of motion pictures in theatres (Scott, 2002). The last few decades have however seen an increase in the diversification of their operations and now most of them are into multimedia, home video, television programming and merchandising. This implies that a company will consist of other small sub units specializing in a specialized field such as home video. The result is that the companies have grown into giant conglomerates, with potential to employ thousands of employees in their production processes (Cones, 1997). Hence, the overall Hollywood is currently a large-scale, multifaceted, multi cultural production and franchising entity producing a wide variety of products made for different market needs. To ensure its maintenance of position as the number one producer of motion pictures, the distribution system has been well structure over time (Acheson & Maule 1994). The distribution system is responsible for the dissemination of products to wider markets thereby producing necessary revenue for the industry.  Hence, the aspect of distribution is the primary player in the sustained development and well being of Hollywood. To achieve effective distribution, a massive input of labor is engaged in the distribution branch of the business. Most of these employees are from the wider Los Angeles. Statistics show that in 1999, approximately 50,000 personnel were employed by the distribution nit in the whole of the US with 22,000 employees derived from Los Angeles County (Scott, 2002). The distribution system is organized into wide networks which are centrally managed and consisting of offices the wider regions. The distribution strategy which entails heavy capital investment entails intense publicity events over a short period of time followed by simultaneous exhibition in many different theatres (Acheson & Maule 1994).  The intense publicity and the huge amount of money involved attract major players in close contracting between producers, distributors and exhibitors (Scott, 2002). Generally, there is intense lobbying among major players in finding contracts especially those related by highly anticipated blockbuster films.  The distribution process has in the past grown substantially, with the emergence of conglomerates specifically involved in distribution. This has resulted to a decline in independent distributors owing to the huge financial challenge and prevailing competition.

Conclusion

The film industry today in Hollywood is faced and supported continually by the steady improvement of modern and up to date electronic methods of marketing and distribution. This alludes to the fact that the speed with which information is diffused across international borders and markets have completely change the way the film industry is moving. This can be an advantage on one side to Hollywood or may be its undoing. The fact that small producers are now able to produce their movies and distribute them globally is an issue that the major players need to be concerned with. Adoption of appropriate and effective distribution technology will remain the dominant factor in determining the future of Hollywood.

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May 012011
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by vancouverfilmschool

Recently Eric Shepard has opened a new motion picture production company, under the name of Deviled Pictures. The company was opened early in 2009.

So far the company has produced several short films, along with a television series.

In June of 2008, Deviled Pictures had released it’s first ever film. The eight minute documentary was released under the title of “New Reigns” (directed and produced by Eric Shepard). The film explores the world of rodeo and all of the struggles modern day cowboys face in order to perserve their western lifestyle in a constantly developing society. So far the film has grown greatly in popularity since it’s release.

Deviled Pictures later produced a television series, called “In Your Kitchen” (created and directed by Eric Shepard). The show was a thirty-minute cooking program. It’s goal was to try and take the comedy element of a sitcom and bring it to what would normally be a rather unappealing cooking program. This ambition of comedy proved to be successful. Soon after the premire of the pilot episode, the show received multiple positive reveiws, and people soon demanded more and more episodes. So far five episodes have been made, completing the first season of the show. “In Your Kitchen” airs thursday nights at six o’clock, on Consolidated network.

Coming soon from Deviled Pictures is a short film, titled “The Dictator Awards” (written and directed by Eric Shepard). Further information on the project will be announced shortly.

Deviled Pictures is expected to announce their first feature-length film sometime within the next year.

Note: Further information will be added on a following date.

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