A very good article posted on IndieWire: http://www.indiewire.com/article/tribeca-7-things-you-need-to-know-about...
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Interesting comment towards the end about not putting your stuff on YouTube. I'm working on several short ideas right now and it could well be that YouTube is not the place for them to live.
Ah, the massive grave of short films stored on YouTube.
"Spingarn-Koff, however, who warned the audience not to put their stuff on YouTube due to a premiere requirement at Op-Docs, suggested as an alternative "if you have festival aspirations, you should try to do the festival run in the hopes that somebody has money paying you to give it some life on television or an online outlet that pays."
Thank you Zachary for share this!
Double edge sword. It sure helps to have a name or two attached to it. The ol catch 22... Promote, (but not online) unless it is only a trailer. Hope it is not scooped by someone who has money to market it first. IGE: Take your trailer and turn it into their short... I am personally finding it a real challenge on the money end. Creatively it is fine. Attaching talent and promoting, is the challenge without the funds. Sure kickstarter and things like that, but that is really reminiscent of Real Estate or Insurance biz; where you are make money on friends and family and hope others jump aboard. Not really my cup of tea....Tough biz. I guess if wrote Breakfast Club and was able to keep it a secret until it was funded, I would be fine. The ol' Content is King. I could just imagine trying to navigate thru a sea of lawyers and narcissists looking for a free ride, while trying to play 'tight to the vest'. A real Quagmire. Anyone else see it that way? If so, what are you doing to protect you and the would be content buyer?
This is an awesome article! Thanks for posting. This is also a really great blog we had a Stage 32 member write about producing shorts: http://www.stage32.com/blog/30-Ways-Writing-Shorts-Made-Me-a-Better-Writer