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This new updated edition provides a wide range of interviews with filmmakers, distributors, festival programmers, marketing experts, and critics. Independent Film Distribution takes the reader deep into the process of positioning a film for distribution. Unique case studies and exclusive commentary from the top names in independent cinema – including Mark Cuban, Hal Hartley, Bill Plympton, Liz Garbus, and Arthur Dong – help provide a hands-on approach to the subject.

About the Author

With a quarter-century of experience in the film business, Phil Hall has been recognized for his work as a journalist, publicist, festival programmer, lecturer, and historian. He is the author of five books, including the acclaimed The History of Independent Cinema, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wired Magazine and Film Threat.

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  • Paperback: 378 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions; Second Edition, Revised edition (January 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932907858
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932907858
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #832,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vic McFarland on October 6, 2011
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For starters, I've been ordering from Amazon.com now for alittle over a year. Since that time, all the transactions have been problem-free and the deliveries have all arrived on time. As for my latest order, Independent Film Distribution, this book has been very helpful and informative to someone like me who is working on their first feature-length movie. The interviews with people in the industry who have "been there, done that" has opened my eyes to the behind-the-scenes look at the business of Hollywood and how distribution plays a huge role in whether a film is successful or not. The advice in the book not only looks at what is happening now via distribution, but also looks into the future of the business and offers alternative ways in helping the indie filmmaker get his movie out there for the masses to see. I would highly recommend this book to anyone seeking knowledge of what exactly to do with your movie once it's "in the can".
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Don Schwartz on December 20, 2010
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It won't be long before we sport wireless chips in our brains with molecular, atomic or quantum binary switches. We'll simply regard or think a product code for a film or show, and enjoy it in almost any circumstance--experiencing it kinesthetically and aromatically, as well as visually and audibly. But until then we have movie theaters, television (via broadcast, cable or satellite) discs, drives, a few styles of chips, and the web--land-based and the geometrically expanding wireless. The number of possible human viewers on planet Earth is predicted to level off at around 9 billion--no want for an audience, but immeasurably difficult barriers to reaching them. How to attract an audience for one's work when one is not engaged with any tentacle of a mega media corporation is the subject of Phil Hall's "Independent Film Distribution".

"The strategy...throughout this book," Hall writes, "is to gain an understanding of how the independent film distribution business works, with the goal of getting your film picked up for commercial release." Providing that `understanding' is precisely what Hall's book does--with an attitude of great support for independent filmmakers, and no want of frustration and angst expressed by the many filmmakers quoted throughout the book. There is so much general and detailed information about the worlds of distribution that Hall's tome feels like a mini-encyclopedia of its subject matter.

Hall begins with a brief yet comprehensive history of independent filmmaking. (I was surprised to see John Sayles' name absent from the many filmmakers referenced in this chapter.) He goes on in the next seven chapters to cover every topic conceivable to the strategy and tactics of securing distribution.
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