Independent filmmakers panel at TromaDance Press Conference at American Film Market 2010

A panel of celebrated independent filmmakers will convene at the 2010 American Film Market to discuss their craft during the TromaDance Film Festival press conference at 3 o’clock in the afternoon of November 4 in the Press Room of Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, California.Read This Story

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Like Detroit's automakers, studios and independents have ignored their customers, says producer

“We have too many insignificant movies clogging our distribution channels,” observed independent producer — and former studio executive — Bill Mechanic. Addressing a conference of independent producers and distributors, he asked, “When was the last time you heard anyone either from a studio, or an independent, talking about improving their product, of creating positive buzz, and expanding the audience?”Read This Story

2007 American Film Market: supply and demand in changing times

BY AUSTIN BURBRIDGE. SANTA MONICA (CINEMA MINIMA) — The 28th American Film Market (2007) took place at a watershed moment in the business cycle of independent film. “Now, too many movies chasing too few outlets,” was the blunt summary by one participant. “It has been relatively easy to find money to make a movie; but … Read This Story