(Vocus) March 15, 2010
It’s becoming increasingly difficult for Indie movies to get US pre-sale or distribution. Big studios are reducing their volume of movies and taking fewer risks - the way the economy is going, it’s not likely that this is going to improve in the near future. Companies like Studio Beyond are offering fresh possibilities for Indie film makers by providing a powerful set of online tools that facilitate global business opportunities like never before.
As many in the movie & TV industry will agree, it is time to accept the fact that the old models of financing and distribution are no longer viable in the current climate and start exploring different avenues.
The good news is that fresh, exciting opportunities are emerging through the online environment. Now more than ever, Indie movie makers have a wealth of options to bring their projects to light using collaborative and networking film community sites.
While there is a growing supply of online platforms for networking and collaboration, what seems to be missing is the commercial aspect of collaboration so that film makers can effectively do business online.
Studio Beyond is an emerging new business platform that brings 100 years of Hollywood infrastructure into the online space. Their soon to be launched Virtual Offices are designed to offer Indie film makers the real opportunities they’ve been looking for. Using a powerful set of unique tools, movie makers can now host private screenings in their own Virtual Office for Exhibitors, TV Broadcasters, Distributors and Press Members. They will be able to find all the resources they need to get their project off the ground in one centralised place, including co-production deals, pre-sale, financing and distribution.
This type of facilitated online platform is increasingly seen as a long awaited solution for Indie movie makers - through direct collaborative effort they are more likely to find pre-sale or distribution deals themselves, rather than endlessly pursuing the well guarded door of US distribution. The online environment, if used correctly with the right tools, has the potential to allow great movies to find the backing and success they truly deserve.
Online film community sites like Studio Beyond can offer expanded choices, which lead to more opportunities - more opportunities ultimately lead to better quality. Yet another advantage of online movie making is that great movies will no longer be buried in the endless power games that the film industry is notorious for.
And with film audiences hungry for fresh entertainment, this new avenue has the potential to revitalise the movie industry.
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