Posts Categorized: Film/TV News

Netflix’s DVD-by-Mail Service Becomes Qwickster

Earlier this summer, Netflix announced that it would split unlimited movie streaming from unlimited DVD rentals and charge more to keep both. An unpopular move to say the least, and one that eventually even led to lower than expected subscription numbers. However, this was only the beginning for Reed Hastings and crew who have recently announced that their… Read more »

Fania All-Stars Do Their Thing

In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s the trend of the concert film was inescapable. Every music festival film was considered part of a larger cultural revolution that promised everything from Peace and Love to the possibility of getting stabbed by an Oakland Hells Angel. To record these performances for posterity – not just of… Read more » Partners with YouTube

It’s 10 p.m. on Friday night and your homeboy/girl just slaughtered your favorite movie one-liner. Unsheathing your iPhone, you swipe your way over to YouTube to teach someone a lesson. Typing in the search terms with the command only thought to be held within the fingertips of Gen-Y’ers, you are presented with the results. Click… Read more »

5 Tips on How to Create a Successful Indie Film for the Digital Distribution Era

Nobody can argue that the DVD market is here to stay. All evidence suggests consumers increasingly want movies on-demand, delivered digitally. While consumers are shifting their time and money from the physical video market to the online video market, suggesting a link between the two, they are really two different markets. I would suggest they… Read more »

Takedowns & Falls on iTunes

Filmmaker Todd Hickey chronicles a season with a central Pennsylvania high school wrestling team and its journey to the state championships.  The young athletes profiled in Takedowns & Falls compete in a physically and mentally grueling sport that is often overlooked in favor of more popular scholastic athletics like basketball and football. Wrestlers compete in… Read more »