Category: Grassroots distribution Archives - CRI

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The Blame Game and the Glut-ter Punks

The Blame Game and the Glut-ter Punks

By Michael Gottwald, Carl Kriss & Josh Penn - On Jan 14 - In Grassroots distribution - With 1 Comment

The favorite thing to do on the internet amongst indie film journalists this week seems to be to tear apart Manohla Dargis’ piece in the New York Times, [...]

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BREAKING! Organizing for Action to organize for film

BREAKING! Organizing for Action to organize for film

By Michael Gottwald, Carl Kriss & Josh Penn - On Jan 14 - In Grassroots distribution - With 0 Comment

As this fellowship has been premised on finding the solutions for grassroots film distribution in the grassroots structures and methods of the Obama campaign, it [...]

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Grassroots Movie Theaters- Concluding Idea Series, #3

Grassroots Movie Theaters- Concluding Idea Series, #3

By Michael Gottwald, Carl Kriss & Josh Penn - On Jan 10 - In Grassroots distribution - With 0 Comment

In previous posts, we have explored how grassroots and DIY exhibition could be a viable way for filmmakers to distribute their films instead of relying on [...]

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Why Studios Don’t Care if Hollywood Movies Tank and How Grassroots Exhibition Could Rescue Independent Film

Why Studios Don’t Care if Hollywood Movies Tank and How Grassroots Exhibition Could Rescue Independent Film

By Michael Gottwald, Carl Kriss & Josh Penn - On Jan 10 - In Grassroots distribution - With 0 Comment

My name is Carl Kriss, and I have been working as a research associate for Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald’s CRI fellowship on grassroots distribution.  Like [...]

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Exit polls: useful or useless?

Exit polls: useful or useless?

By Michael Gottwald, Carl Kriss & Josh Penn - On Dec 21 - In Grassroots distribution - With 0 Comment

One of the advantages of living in a country whose government has decided that film and art in general deserves state support (example: the United Kingdom… Not [...]

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An Interview with Obama for America Targeting Guru Dan Wagner

An Interview with Obama for America Targeting Guru Dan Wagner

By Michael Gottwald, Carl Kriss & Josh Penn - On Dec 21 - In Grassroots distribution - With 0 Comment

­Happy Holidays from the CRI team! Since a recurring theme in our research is that more data and precise targeting would improve the distribution of independent [...]

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“Future of Indie Film” Panels: Does Anyone Know What’s Going On?

By Michael Gottwald, Carl Kriss & Josh Penn - On Nov 20 - In Grassroots distribution - With 0 Comment

It seems no festival or event related to independent film is complete these days without a panel dedicated to contemplating the future of distribution in the [...]

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Measuring Impact Instead of Reach: From the BritDoc Puma Impact Awards

By Michael Gottwald, Carl Kriss & Josh Penn - On Nov 15 - In Grassroots distribution - With 0 Comment

I had the pleasure of being invited to the BritDoc Puma Impact Awards, courtesy of (fellowship interviewee) Sandi DuBowski, and it provided an interesting moment to [...]

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New Day and the Complications of a Grassroots Cooperative

By Michael Gottwald, Carl Kriss & Josh Penn - On Oct 31 - In Grassroots distribution - With 1 Comment

In one recent installation in our series of posts about would-be final project ideas, we considered what a grassroots film collective. This was not meant to imply [...]

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A Review of the Latest Discourse on Self-Distribution

By Michael Gottwald, Carl Kriss & Josh Penn - On Oct 29 - In Grassroots distribution - With 1 Comment

One very useful website we’ve discovered, not only for keeping on top of the latest fluctuations in the ever-changing landscape of the independent film [...]

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