Recap of Yesterday’s Discussion at SXSW Panel Featuring The Auteurs, YouTube and Criterion Collection
Nobody Wants to Watch Your Film: Realities of Online Film Distribution
By MEGAN CUNNINGHAM | Magnet Media
Here’s the official description from the site:
Every respectable film festival these days has a panel talking about online film distribution and increasingly these panels end up in disputes between websites promoting their services and film distributors frustrated at their online revenues. At the same time everyone seems to agree that digital distribution is the future. So where do we go from here?
Presenters: Efe Cakarel, Graham Leggat, Peter Becker, Sara Pollack
Efe Cakarel, the moderator from The Auteurs, (a social network for cinephiles) jumped into it by describing the current situation with independent film distribution (“bleak!”) and posed the key burning question to the panelists: What is going to be the dominate business model for film distribution?