The Blarg Review of TOTBO Think Outside the Box Office

Here is a review of TOTBO in The Blarg Think Outside the Box Office by Jon Reiss (Hybrid Cinema) Breaking into the film industry has always been easier said than done. The digital age, of course, has made the world much smaller, bringing people closer together. One would think that this would make it easier […]

NEW BREED PARK CITY – Discovering the Questions Jon Reiss, Ira Deutchman,

In Park City From Sabi Pictures and Filmmaker Magazine and Workbook Project SOLUTION-BASED: NEW BREED AT PARK CITY PART 2 Here’s the second of the New Breed videos discussing the current and future states of distribution. From the makers: Filmmakers Zak Forsman and Kevin K. Shah of Sabi Pictures arrive at Park City with an […]

Slamdance Filmmaker Summit – Live Consulting Session

The Slamdance Filmmaker Summit is happening today. You can stream it live!. I’ll be doing a live community consulting session for 2 films: Ride the Divide A feature-length documentary produced by Mike Dion and directed by Hunter Weeks I picked this movie because of the large niche audience that they can appeal to with […]

Filmmaker Magazine article: Choosing a Fulfillment Company for Film Distribution

I’m back in Filmmaker Magazine – this time with a grind down to the details article on fulfillment companies: DIY NUTS AND BOLTS:CHOOSING A FULFILLMENT COMPANY By Jon Reiss As you may know I recently released a book, Think Outside the Box Office, a practical guide to distributing and marketing a film in today’s economically […]

Declaration of Indies – Reiss and Broderick in the NYT Today

Manohla Dargis interviewed me for an article on self distribution for the New York Times – it came out today. Proud to be in the company of the esteemed Peter Broderick! Declaration of Indies: Just Sell It Yourself! By MANOHLA DARGIS Published: January 14, 2010 LAST November inside a conference room at the University of […]

Connecting Audiences and Filmmakers Part 1

Re:Connecting Audiences and Filmmakers Part 1 This was published in the Huffington Post and Tribeca Takes yesterday Much has been written about the collapse of the distribution model for independent films in this country and around the world. There seems to be a general consensus that an audience for independent film (and independent voices) still […]