Hiding out at a well-known franchise coffeehouse catching up on some blogging and blog reading and just wanted to keep track of some links that have crossed my path. Via GreenCine, a discussion of teh distribution plans for John Sayles’ Honeydripper, which just wrapped. The film’s producers have set up a blog, where they discuss their intentions of fixing a broken distribution system while still working to see the filmmakers manage to see some profit from their hard work. More: Brendon Connelly compares the distribution strategy for Honeydripper to Steven Soderbergh’s simultaneous distribution of Bubble in multiple formats. I’ll be interested to see how this story unfolds (see also: the Emerging Pictures website).
Finally, and I’m very late in pointing to this one: Anne at the Risky Biz Blog has an interetsing entry on the potential (?) role for MySpace in promoting indie film. As she points out, MySpace is often dismissed as a dating or social site “for kids,” but it can also be used for networking and promotion, as many musicians (and their publicists) have discovered. Her question: have there been any MySpace indie film “success stories?” She notes that Filmmaker Magazine has embraced the site, but while their MySpace friends are a who’s who of indie films and festivals from the last year, I’m wondering what role MySpace has served in raising awareness of these films (or whether the social networking site is the best tool for promoting these films).