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Old 03-09-2005, 11:19 PM   #31
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I had no troubles with Mind Ignites, but many many may (and even MORE) people have had issues with them.

I'm not affiliated nor do I necessarily endorse a single one of these. Submit at your own risk.

but, if you think your DV short is worth a ton of money & want to hold out... also hold your breath.
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Old 03-10-2005, 12:55 PM   #32
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well..

Well if you say so. I would never sign a contract which said that the distributor would be obliged to report on something as vague as '...any significant sales...' which sounds like an attempt to misreport the TRUE figure. I picked lots of holes in their contract purely from the pont of view of good drafting skills and it stank. I didn't like the idea of sending a master to a po box 10K miles away and not even have the courtesy of the name of the person I might be dealing with or the courtesy of a reply to an e mail in good time. Imaginities are arrogant and they are crooks, no doubt about it and it was a grubby encounter to say the least. I even suggested handing over a master and doing the signing care of a lawyer to act as their rep here in London which I was quite happy to pay for and there was no response to that. They stink, sorry. Most of the production companies listed above in London don't reply, they are just too inefficient for words or they try and palm you off by saying you should sell your rushes to 'Eurotrash', so they can string you along and then blame you when they don't deliver...bad situation indeed...never mind holding your breath...holding your nose is more important...

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Old 03-10-2005, 11:30 PM   #33
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Just as an FYI, IFC and the Sundance CHannel take even longer than MIND IGNITES to reply.


Personally, I don't care if I never see a penny for any of my shorts on DV> I made them to get seen, not to make a few dollars. This is my opinion and regarding my own films only, but to me it's worth a helluva lot more to get 10-20 more new viewers seeing the work, and seeing the brand name of SONNYBOO rather than get $50-100.

There aren't that many spectacular outlets for shorts, so I'll take whatever I can get. I say go for the exposure and get your work seeen and remembered or even criticized, as long as it gets out there. I can't sway anyone else or tell someone else how to handle their own shorts, but if my DV shorts get bootlegged (as has already happened) and wind up on the black market in Malaysia (also happened) = then I'm pleased my under $100 DV short was worth something to someone somewhere. I can care less about piddlywinks of money for shorts.


Feature flms are a whole other endeavor. They ARE intended to make money.

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Old 03-15-2005, 08:36 AM   #34
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Thank-you - thats some great information - do you think that I could submit one short to more than one outlet??
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Old 03-15-2005, 10:12 AM   #35
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Most, but not all have "non exclusive" contracts, meaning you can send/sell to multiple outlets.

the IFC (Independent Film Channel), the Sundance Channel, and very few others require "exclusive" contracts, meaning they want all rights to it... DVD, web, TV, and everything else. They are also by far the hardest to sell to.
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Old 03-28-2005, 11:06 PM   #36
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INDEPENDENT AXIS

http://www.mindjakk.com/ia.htm


Independent Axis is a television show dedicated to showing the material of the artist and providing its viewers with all things independent, local and national. The show is on WTAP TV 15, Digital 49, an NBC affiliate located in the Mid-Ohio Valley, with approximatly 80,000 households and plans to take it to a national level soon. It will air Sarturday night/Sunday morning at 1:00 AM following SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.

If you would like your material considered, here is what you need to know.



Entries
1. All entries will be required to sign a waiver that permits MDS and WTAP to use their artwork, royalty-free for as long as they deem fit, as well as a music license release form stating the ownership and right to use any piece of music in the artwork.

2. Entries can be sent in the following formats


-Data Disc (CD or Standard DVD)
-VHS Tape
-Beta SP Tape
-MiniDV
-DVCPro
The physical entry will not be returned to the sender. So please send your submission in a format you do not need returned, thank you.

3. If possible please include any bio information about the people responsible for the artwork so that we may use it in the show as well as any other footage you might like reviewed, such as behind the scenes clips.

4. There is no guarantee that an entry will be shown, but all will be considered and could possibly be used later in festivals, live showings, or other such events.

5. Mindjakk Digital Studios/WTAP must receive all entries at least one week before scheduled air date of a specific show to be considered for that show.


Mail all submissions to

Mindjakk Digital Studios
104 Lakeview Center #311
Parkersburg WV, 26101
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