Independent Film Distribution (Book Review)

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INDEPENDENT FILM DISTRIBUTION: HOW TO MAKE A SUCCESSFUL END RUN AROUND THE BIG GUYS by author Phil Hall SYNOPSIS: Everybody talks about mainstream cinema. Consequently, they pretty much seem to have an idea as to how the big Hollywood-produced movies are distributed and appreciated. And there's also the understanding that independently-made films are the second-class citizens to the big-budgeted, highly-touted features that emerge from the West Coast. Over the years, independent films (whether on a big or small scale) have struggled to gain acceptance in the consciousness of the average moviegoer. And the effort has paid off somewhat handsomely because independent films have made the stride gradually to entice giddy film fans while artistically capturing their imaginations. Nevertheless, there's still work to be done in terms of accepting independent filmmaking as a major player in the encompassing shadows of big-time hotshot Hollywood vehicles. In author Phil Hall's immensely well-written movie book Independent Film Distribution: How to Make a Successful End Run Around the Big Guys, he provides an intriguing behind-the-scenes look at the independent moviemaking process. From discussing distribution practices to budding independent filmmakers promoting their product to film festivals and the public in general, Independent Film Distribution is a knowledgeable read for folks looking to conquer the mysteries about such an involved movement. As a film critic and movie public relations specialist, Hall has the inside track to tap into the pulses of the frivolity and/or frustrations of marketing independent films. There's an appreciation for independent filmmaking that registers in Hall's noted pages. Clearly, the enthusiasm shows and finally there is a publication that honestly paints a solid portait of the film industry and its tricky maneuvering. The indie film

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