LA Film Fest: Web is Mandatory for Indie Film Distribution
Independent media distribution over the Internet was once talked about–by independent content creators–as if it were a real option. But it was never realistic on a wide scale basis. The bandwidth, hardware and audience weren’t there. But times have changed. The tools to push content effectively over broadband connections are essentially here. Hollywood hasn’t yet figured out how to use it and build the revenue model but independent filmmakers, like Australian Stuart MacDonald, talk about web distribution as if it were a given. Jason Lopez interviewed the director of the short film Stranded at the LA Film Festival outside the Landmark’s Regent Theater in Westwood Village.