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Future of Film: Resurrecting Abe Lincoln's Bodyguard (Via Twitter)

Tribeca | Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment

What happens when a 19th century bodyguard is sent 150 years into the future to help with an indie film's marketing campaign? He holsters his gun and sits down at the keyboard: meet Ward Hill Lamon.

Future of Film: 'Gathr Is the Love Child of Netflix and Kickstarter'

Tribeca | Posted 09.29.2012 | Entertainment

Movies are meant to be seen in a theater, with a crowd, but thousands of film communities in the U.S. do not have the opportunity to view limited release films in their local theaters. These movie-goers should be able to assemble in order to watch and to listen, where they want, when they want

Future of Film: As Hollywood Shifts, Are Paradigms Colliding?

Tribeca | Posted 09.19.2012 | Entertainment

Hollywood's appetite for adaptations, remakes and sequels is growing. But the absence of mid-budget films from lists of the world's highest-grossing films indicates that Hollywood's model is changing.

Future of Film: The Real Culture Wars or Hollywood Vs. Silicon Valley

Tribeca | Posted 06.18.2012 | Media

The most important difference between the movie and technology industries lies in each community's very raison d'etre -- movies are rooted in art and personality and technology is driven by increasing the efficiency of transactions.

Future Of Film: What Really Lies Beneath The SOPA Debate?

Tribeca | Posted 03.28.2012 | Media

Mass media companies and their network model will not disappear overnight. They may not disappear at all. No one can say how fast this will occur or over what specific time frame it will unfold. But the pace of change is accelerating.

Future of Film: What Does Kickstarter's $100 Million Haul Tell Us?

Tribeca | Posted 03.21.2012 | Media

Kickstarter (and other services like it) have created a new market that efficiently connects people who have creative ideas with those people who want to invest in creative ideas. This is yet another example of the power of the social web.

Future of Film: Our Top 10 Transmedia Posts of 2011

Tribeca | Posted 02.28.2012 | Entertainment

One might say transmedia is where the rubber meets the road for visual storytelling in the 21st century. In 2011 we had many posts from experts who can really define transmedia.

Future of Film: Maximizing Distribution Through Crowdfunding

Tribeca | Posted 02.27.2012 | Entertainment

My Reincarnation shows how a well-executed crowdfunding campaign can be used to maximize distribution.

Future of Film: Making Love Out of Nothing at All

Tribeca | Posted 10.01.2011 | Entertainment

At our first screening I remember looking up at the Art Deco marquee and seeing the title of our latest film, For Lovers Only. At that moment, I realized our title implied an exclusivity, like a "members-only" club.

Future of Film: 10 Tips for Crowd-Funding Newbies

Tribeca | Posted 09.28.2011 | Entertainment

Facing your inner demons is necessary if you are going do this type of campaign. Believe me, crowd-funding certainly pushes those buttons, but it also requires you to let go and not listen to your ego so much.

Future of Film: Is the Website Dead?

Tribeca | Posted 08.23.2011 | Entertainment

From TFF 2011, Amplify the Message panelists debate if websites have gone the way of the dodo. If they have, what's next? By Katharine Relth We return...

Future of Film: The Power of Few

Tribeca | Posted 08.10.2011 | Entertainment

For their upcoming indie film, The Power of Few, filmmakers Q'orianka Kilcher and Leone Marucci have engaged a participatory audience from pre-production onwards.

Food, Inc.: From Screen To Social Action

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.19.2011 | Home

Over the course of my career I have made films about a broad range of subjects, immersing myself in each while making the film. It was not until Food,...