Disney & Lucasfilm unveils Star Wars – Epi VII – The Force Awakens teaser trailer!

Eighty-eight seconds of JJ Abrams’s instalment in the Star Wars saga was released last night (Nov 28th) and took the internet by storm as fans rejoiced.After months of speculation around director J.J. Abrams’ film, Disney and Lucasfilm on Friday debuted an 88-second teaser trailer for the seventh entry into the blockbuster franchise online and in about 30 North American theaters.The energetic teaser, which has been watched nearly 3 million times on YouTube, blasts viewers with quick, disjointed images of classic and slightly altered “Star Wars” images, like TIE Fighters, X-Wings, droids and the Millennium Falcon.Continue reading “Disney & Lucasfilm unveils Star Wars – Epi VII – The Force Awakens teaser trailer!”

How Digital Production & Distribution Changed Independent Cinema

Less than five days after my award-winning NYC romantic comedy “The Pill” was released via the distributor FilmBuff on Cable Movies on Demand and on all the major VOD platforms on February 28th 2012, it had worked its way up the iTunes rankings to the second most downloaded film in the Independent category. My movie had a production budget of $40,000, had no traditional marketing campaign behind it, featured no established movie stars, and was shot in 15 days with a crew of eight people.I will try to keep this blog as brief and straightforward as possible since there is much to digest and discuss when it comes to the new world of DIYContinue reading “How Digital Production & Distribution Changed Independent Cinema”