TOTBO Tip of the Day 34 When Booking Your Film: Make the Call

When calling the theater, ask for the person in charge of programming. These bookers are generally very nice people who love film. Why else would they be involved with small theaters that make no money? And remember, it is important to call first before sending an e-mail. An e-mail cannot express your passion, nor will […]

Film Independent Announces 2010 L.A. Film Festival Programming

I will be doing a 2 day Boot Camp at the LA Film Fest for its competition filmmakers. I am also designing the whole 3 day symposium with the folks at LA Film Festival. Its quite an event with pretty incredible speakers and combos – stay tuned! Jon Press Release published on Film Independent […]

10 Solutions to Ted Hopes 38 More Ways The Film Industry Is Failing Today

On Truly Free Film today Ted Hope writes about 38 More Ways The Film Industry Is Failing Today. My response is to propose 10 Solutions that Filmmakers Can engage in to work against these failings: 1. Consider marketing and distribution of your films as part of the entire filmmaking process. If you do this it […]

Call for Entries: 2nd Annual Film Festival for Social & Environmental Change

Fans Of Film 2nd annual film festival for change starting Nov/01/2010 ending Nov/01/2010. This is a festival to distribution event. ORGANIZERS: Michael Palombo and Pattie Greer Fans Of Film wants to see the best and get 8 winning films in “documentary/narrative social and environmental films for change” that filmmakers can dish out, and we wanna […]

The New Film Festival Model

I posted this on Ted Hope’s blog yesterday. More Thoughts On The New Film Festival Model By JON REISS “Blood Simple” was the first film I bought a ticket for at a film festival. It was screening at the NYFF and I soon came to recognize that the films accepted to that fest were of […]

Interview With Cassidy At SXSW

This was published today on Living Proof Magazine. SXSW INTERVIEW | FILMMAKER JON REISS By CASSIDY Jon Reiss has spent the last 30 years making badass documentary films about punk rock, the rave scene, and graffiti. You have almost certainly seen his film Bomb It, a feature length documentary about global graffiti culture. The film […]

Copenhagen Documentary Festival Forum Keynote Speech Opens Debate on The Auteurs Website

Posted by T on The Auteurs Website. PRODUCTION JOURNALS #1: JON REISS | THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX OFFICE In this exclusive video for The Garage’s Production Journals Jon Reiss, director, filmmaker and author of ‘Think Outside The Box Office’, delivers the keynote speech at the 2009 Copenhagen Documentary Festival Forum, talking about the future of […]

3rd Annual Babelgum Online Film Festival Call for Entries

The 3rd annual Babelgum Online Film Festival is open for submissions—but only until March 28. This year, the Jury of illustrious filmmakers, Richard Linklater, Sally Potter, Eric Watson, Annie Sundberg, Jean-Pierre Bekolo and Carlos Battilana will be awarding $24,000 in cash awards for short films in four categories (animated, narrative, doc, non-narrative). There are no […]