Archive for the ‘infinicine’ Category

2010: Odyssey Two (Or, it's my year)

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

The year is starting out with big news for me- I’m leaving my job as Director of Home Media Sales & Marketing at Zeitgeist Films, where I’ve been in charge of selling DVDs and the move to internet and VOD licensing.

I’ve decided to return to the equally if even less logical pursuit of making docs, consulting, and looking for a sustainable day job. I’m very excited and I hope I’ll be able to give readers of this blog an even more first-hand take on the challenges and opportunities for filmmakers today.

Stay tuned!

Welcome!

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Hi there- welcome to Infinicine.com. Today we go live and start to offer you information and dialog about the brave new world of digital distribution. Please check out the site, the discussion board, and make comments and suggestions. And tell your friends and colleagues. Hope this will be a useful resource and you will learn as I do.

Infinicine Site Launch Date and Recent News

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

First, my news: LAUNCH DATE 8/8/8 (in keeping with the infinity theme).

Infinicine.com will be a resource for filmmakers and distributors about digital and online distribution. It will be a place to discuss your experiences with different approaches and find out about new developments in the medium. Infinicine.com will cover online distribution including downloads, streaming, download-to-disc, etc. as well as digital theatrical, DVD, Blu-ray, mobile, and satellite technology. Just as importantly, the social side of online distribution will be explored (and even exploited).

There have been all kinds of developments during my posting hiatus. Among them:

Netflix is going to be streaming through the Xbox 360
Amazon has set up the beta of their On Demand streaming service and are working with a majority of studios to deliver content
Apple released the iPhone and approximately three people in America do not have one (but they are in line)
Sony will stream to its Bravia TVs (as will Amazon) and also is providing progressive downloads via the PS3 (allowing users to watch downloading films almost immediately after queuing). They are also working on a new way to transmit HD wirelessly.
SAG still hasn’t settled on internet issues.

You can stay current with the feed to the right- and stay tuned here for much more content in the weeks to come!

Infinicine- The new site is coming soon

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

I haven’t been posting much in the last week or two, not because there aren’t exciting developments in the world of online distribution, but because I have been busy working on the website that this blog will soon morph into. A resource for filmmakers, indie distributors, and anyone else interested in digital distribution, it will feature interviews, forums to discuss your experiences with different online markets, marketing ideas, and more. If you have requests or ideas for the site, or would like to be linked or notified of the launch, let me know!