What’s Happening in Indie Financing?

Alex Epstein knows:

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I keep hearing that traditional funding for indie films is getting harder and harder.

I’m not sure it was ever that easy, unless you count the moment right after video stores came in and you could put together almost any cheesy erotic thriller or teenagers-in-a-cabin-in-the-woods horror movie and make a direct-to-video movie. If you read Joe Camp’s book about how he funded BENJI, the sleeper dog movie hit of 1974, he had a lot of trouble getting his movie made, and then more trouble getting it into theaters. read article

Characters aren’t the Only Ones Who Need Conflict

…Creators do too. Alex Epstein has a solid handle on it:

Creative Conflict – by Alex Epstein (ComplicationsEnsue Blog) read article

Lee Aronsohn and Bill Prady on Showrunning

Alex Epstein reports on a panel we wish we’d been at:

I had a chance to attend a panel discussion on “Showrunners” at July’s Just for Laughs Conference with TWO AND A HALF MEN co-creator Lee Aronsohn and BIG BANG THEORY showrunner Bill Prady, moderated by Variety‘s Steven Gaydos. A few takeaways: read article