It can be intimidating for aspiring filmmakers to break into the industry. Especially when there are a lot of misconceptions about the filmmaking process.
It’s never coming back Through the heyday of DVD & Blu-Ray, US films of all types could be found being sold all over the world (legal and otherwise). But as the quality of foreign films has increased dramatically, taste for American content has declined. Some… Read More »World Cinema has Moved Past the US
Once upon a time making movies used to be free. Execs were flush with lucrative DVD/Blu-Ray deals and Television was generating a huge longtail of revenue. But as all good things must come to an end, so did rampant production of B-level action movies that… Read More »Death of the Pre-Sales Model
Of the tens of thousands of films that are produced every year, almost 95% of them fail in spectacular fashion. It doesn’t help that most of that group are barely financed, poorly acted, and amateurly filmed for that matter, but still — by the end… Read More »4 Reasons Why Great Movies Fail
Since 2010, the number of scripted shows being made every year has more than doubled in the US to more than 500. It was recently revealed by Netflix that it alone has 90 original episodic shows under way in Europe. Sky has 80, and the… Read More »Why The Biggest Stars Are Moving to TV
In a nutshell, big studio movies are being made for world audiences and are getting watered down. If you want to apply to the most people as possible in order to rake in the largest box office, there are naturally certain cultural sensitivities that need… Read More »19 Subjects Banned from Chinese Cinema
In 2011, it was reported by Canadian networking equipment company Sandvine that 52% of upstream traffic in North America was from file-sharing service BitTorrent. However due to the rise in high quality and inexpensive streaming sites, that share of upstream traffic by BitTorrent decreased by half to… Read More »Why Streaming Sites Are All The Same