by: John Caddell
Scilla Andreen (Filmmaker, CEO & Co-Founder IndieFlix) producer, director and Emmy nominated costume designer Scilla has deep roots in the entertainment industry and is a popular speaker and tireless champion of independent film. Scilla along with producing partner Carlo Scandiuzzi created IndieFlix, an independent film distribution and discovery site founded on the principles of community, promotion, syndication and transparency. They also created indie-fest.com and are launching the Filmmaker First Initiative. IndieFlix believes Independent films can and will be profitable. You can find IndieFlix on the web at http://www.indieflix.com.
It was a great chat. You can download it here.
(00:50) About the US indie market
(02:20) Options to get indie films to their audiences
(06:20) Where does a filmmaker's advance go?
(09:13) What Indieflix does
(12:03) The many ways people access films and videos today
(13:00) About the "Bridge to Everywhere"
(15:35) What is a "hit" film for Indieflix?
(19:08) Promoting the filmmaker and the story behind the film
(19:33) Making meaningful recommendations for films members might like
(21:06) "If your film is worth stealing, it must be worth something"
(22:39) Looking ahead: the future of filmmaking and film distribution
(Theme music: "Nova" by Nomo, from its album Ghost Rock)
Scilla mentioned the challenge that exists for filmmakers to get clearances to use the music they choose for the film. Today's Wall Street Journal had an interesting article about this very subject: the settlement of a lawsuit between Yoko Ono and a documentary filmmaker over the use of 15 seconds of "Imagine."