6 Reasons Sundance is Not a Business Plan

6 Reasons Sundance is Not a Business Plan

Everyone says “we’ll just get it in the can and take it to Sundance. And then…” But what about “and then?” Read more to learn how the journey to a successful Indie career begins at the corner of art and commerce.

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Netflix is now the king of original programming, beating HBO

Netflix is now the king of original programming, beating HBO

The distribution game just changed again. More American consumers picked Netflix as having the “best” original content than any other premium TV and Internet-video subscription service, well ahead of perennial leader HBO, according to a new survey by Morgan Stanley. The upshot: If you have something to sell, now is the time for it, but make sure you choose your sales agent carefully.

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‘Boned’ Mentioned on Deadline

‘Boned’ Mentioned on Deadline

Conduit’s sister company, Badlands Features, sold Boned to Gravitas. Gravitas Digs ‘Boned’, Bai Ling Hollyweird Comedy Gravitas Ventures has acquired U.S. rights to Laura Lee Bahr’s Toronto Independent Film Fest winner Boned. Described to be in the surrealist Hollyweird style of John Waters and David Lynch, the pic follows Samantha (Angela Landis), an L.A. actress/dogwalker whose profession suddenly unravels. Samantha learns her … Continued →

Theaters are dying. Long live theaters.

Theaters are dying. Long live theaters.

We at Conduit regularly sell to streaming venues. In fact, over the past 12-18 months, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and other streaming services have become part of our first-tier considerations. We’re glad the world has finally made SVOD a valid choice for filmmakers. But a theatrical release is still the crown jewel in any movie’s launch plan. Maybe it’s just a branding … Continued →

Bedeviled Featured on Deadline

Bedeviled Featured on Deadline

Nicholl Fellowship Winners The Vang Brothers Reinvent Bogeyman With ‘Bedeviled’ Abel and Burlee Vang, who won the Nicholl Fellowship in 2011 for their Hmong/CIA secret wars screenplay The Tiger’s Child, are in production on their first feature directorial collaboration Bedeviled, a horror film which is described as a cross between Spike Jonze’s Her and Stephen King’s It. Read More

A Better You Featured on Deadline

A Better You Featured on Deadline

Hypnotherapy Run Amok: Matt Walsh’s ‘A Better You’ At SBIFF – Hot Trailer “I am a doctor!” declares hypnotherapist Dr. Ron in the new trailer for  A Better You premiering at the 30th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 30.  The comedy follows a Hollywood-based therapist, “Dr. Ron” (Brian Huskey of Neighbors) who thinks he has a cure for … Continued →

This is Not a Club Featured on Deadline

This is Not a Club Featured on Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Star Trek’s Chris Pine is beaming his voice into high school debate documentary This Is Not A Club, the coming-of-age film about high schoolers performing in two-person speech competitions leading up to the annual National Speech and Debate tournament in Las Vegas. Pine will narrate the indie documentary feature, which is directed by Ari Levinson and produced by Erica … Continued →

Dakota Fred Featured on Deadline

Dakota Fred Featured on Deadline

The documentary has since been renamed ‘Gold Blooded.’ ‘Gold Rush’s Dakota Fred To Stake New Mining Claim in Doc ‘All That Glitters’ EXCLUSIVE: Fred Hurt (aka Dakota Fred) and his son Dustin Hurt from Discovery’s reality series Gold Rush will be the subject of All That Glitters, a new documentary currently filming in Haines, Alaska and directed by Kirk Roos, producer of The Brass Teapot and Matt … Continued →

Superfast! Featured on Deadline

Superfast! Featured on Deadline

Cannes: Spoof Specialists Drive Into ‘Fast And Furious’ Parody ‘Superfast!’ Superfast! is a send-up of the Fast And Furious movies from the team behind Date Movie, Meet The Spartans and Vampires Suck. K5 International has boarded sales on the comedy which it’s offering to buyers in Cannes. Written and directed by duo Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the film is produced and fully financed by Peter … Continued →