All indie film is pretentious, part two

Aaaaaaand… Just as I was reply­ing to posts from my pre­vi­ous thread, “Is there an ‘indie-film’ stereo­type?”, this was deliv­ered to my inbox: Indie film exhibits all the errors of the Genre My first thought: BAH-HA-haha­ha­ha­ha­haaaaaaaaaaaaa. My sec­ond thought: “You know, this real­ly would have been bril­liant, if only the author had a good grasp of …

Is there an “indie-film” stereotype?

I just got back from an aca­d­e­m­ic con­fer­ence on pop­u­lar romance stud­ies. It’s a fair­ly new dis­ci­pline, which is still fight­ing against the stig­ma of assump­tions made about the genre as a whole (i.e., that it is “trash,” “wom­en’s pornog­ra­phy,” etc.). So, I’m pret­ty well sen­si­tized right now to the assump­tions made by schol­ars, crit­ics, …

Comments from a distributor

An old friend of mine for­ward­ed my last post to a friend of his in dis­tri­b­u­tion. That friend very kind­ly allowed me to post her thoughts on the dilem­mas of dis­tri­b­u­tion and rights, from a documentary/educational per­spec­tive:  [T]his whole dis­cus­sion has been quite an alba­tross for a long time, most­ly because the nature of dis­tri­b­u­tion …

So, where do we start?

As part of the estab­lish­ment of my blog, I had to cre­ate an “Action-idea”–basically, a dynam­ic sto­ry arc for what I’m try­ing to accom­plish here. What I came up with is this: We’ve seen pro­found changes in the pub­lish­ing and music dis­tri­b­u­tion indus­tries, but the dig­i­tal rev­o­lu­tion as regards the film indus­try is still in …

Let’s Do This.

So, here I am. But who exact­ly, you ask, are you? My name is Kat. Nice to meet you. While cur­rent­ly I am a grad stu­dent in the (com­plete­ly rockin’) Mas­ter of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion in Dig­i­tal Media pro­gram at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton, I am an erst­while per­former in the local the­ater and film scene here in Seat­tle. For …