2012 was deceptively good year for indies, capturing 42% of North America’s $10.8 billion in box office ticket sales. What’s wrong with this picture? Read more.
The 2012 Academy Award winning documentary film winner was “Searching for Sugar Man,” directed by Malik Bendjelloul and produced by Simon Chinn. Released in July 2012, it took in $3,536,058 in box office sales. Guess which “indie” doc made almost ten times what Sugar Man grossed but was not nominated for an Academy Award? Read more.
Google’s YouTube is now into its second round of a long-term plan to remake the “original content” landscape. In the process, it is challenging the established broadcast and cable networks through its own Internet-based TV programming service. Read more.