Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Summary of the filmmaking business



There are three main stages of the filmmaking business process: production, distribution and exhibition.

1. Production involves the following:

  • finance: a producer seeks to find investors and financial backing for a film package;
  • preproduction: includes research, planning, budgeting, hiring director and crew, casting, finding locations, scripting and storyboarding;
  • production: shooting the film;
  • postproduction: editing, sound design, sound editing and dubbing, special effects and graphics

2. Distribution: the distribution, marketing, advertising, promoting an classification of the film.

3. Exhibition: exposing the film to the audience, whether it is in a one-screen, multiplex, multi-screen or art-house cinema; also includes reviewing and criticism.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tribeca Film Festival Launches Online Version

I had recently blogged about Tribeca Film Festival's announcement of filmmaking grants for funding documentaries of social significance. Well now it has gone a step further further launched an online version of the increasingly popular movie fest.

According to Hollywood Reporter, the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, which kicks off from April 20 and ends on May 1 in New York city, will have a new online component where audiences will be able to watch live streams of events and interact with other audience members.

Online audiences will also be allowed to submit questions to a host of festival executives and other notable guests and access detailed information on all of the online fest filmmakers. There will also be a Future of Film blog that will include posts from film and technology experts.

If you want to know about the screenings at Tribeca 2011, check out the Tribeca Film Festival 2011 film guide .