Interviews (EN)

Charles Dawes: „Rovi re-defines media consumption and offers personalized services“

ROVI was long known for its DivX Codec, but now enters new paths offering more personalized services for consumers of moving images and media content. Sounds ...

Never miss your shoot again – Smartphone app Studio Binder offers a new callsheet app.

Mobile is crucial, especially on the set, says "Studio Binder", a new app that will launch soon. It doesn't aim to revolutionize film biz, but at least make it a bit ...

Movidiam – Connecting brands and filmmakers worldwide

A few weeks ago Austrian cameraman Nino Leitner posted about his visit at Movidiam on his Facebook profile. I checked the link to this website and was convinced. Nino ...

Cinetopia – open cinema on demand

My friend Karsten Wenzlaff of ikosom told me about Cinetopia, a new online movie distribution platform, initiated by our colleague Max Valentin from Sweden. ...

Crowdfunding challenge for filmmakers on Pozible – hosted by Thomas Mai

As a crowdfunding consultant I am always interested in the projects of colleagues and other crowdfunding supporters, such as Australian based Thomas Mai. Over the past ...

Collaborative movie „The Owner“ hits iTunes [Interview]

A few days ago I got an invitation on Facebook for the iTunes Launch of CollabFeature's "The Owner". I remembered the project and its collaborative approach on ...

New book for Indie filmmakers on digital film distribution in Europe

Yesterday, The Film Collaborative, a non-profit committed to distribution and facilitation of independent films, published their second book calles Selling your film ...

The Iron Sky Universe – a mission to bring film into the 21st century

In 2010 I was invited to the Hamburg FilmFest to hold a workshop about alternative film financing. There I met Jarmo Puskala and Pekka Ollula, two guys from Iron Sky and ...

Interview with Jessica Caldwell from Electrick Children

During this year's digitalfilmcamp which took place at the Homebase Lounge on the fringe of the Berlinale film festival, I had the honour to interview Jessica Caldwell, ...