The Current State of Documentary Distribution

Decades after helping him with his landmark study of the economics of the indie film biz, Peter Hamilton recently had me on his podcast to discuss today’s documentary distribution landscape. Check it out.

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Podcast: My interview at the IFFS

Just got back from Vegas, one of my least favorite places in the world, where I was on a panel at the International Film Festival Summit. It’s a great event, where the folks who manage and program film festivals all over the world get together to compare notes and learn best practices.

While there, I was interviewed by Patty Fantasia for her blog, “The Filmmakers Notebook.”  Here is the podcast for your listening enjoyment. You should also check out Patty’s other podcasts from the IFFS at

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IFP Panel: The State of Distribution

In September of 2008, I moderated a panel discussion about the current state of “indie” distribution. On the panel were Tom Bernard of Sony Classics and filmmaker Lance Weiler. It was a pretty lively debate, and an interesting contrast between the traditional distribution methodology and the new DIY model. Here it is– in its entirety– courtesy of IFP.