Film Subgroup

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the Film Subgroup was launched at the June 11, 2007 meeting with a talk by Tim League, founder of the Alamo Drafthouse

  • Film BootKarma Group - all Bootstrap participants must have a validated Bootstrap OpenID to join any Bootstrap subgroup. Please email the subgroup lead with your name, email address and OpenID (go to: MyOpenID to get your free OpenID).

Leads

  • Brandy Rainey Amstel - Strapped Entertainment/Set It Off! Productions, Bamstel AT strappedentertainment DOT com

Charter/Mission

Encourage and support bootstrappers in the film industry to bootstrap their films and support each other. The film industry, as with many others, is undergoing a huge shift. Hollywood is moving to even larger-scale productions of concepts that have existing brands and can be serialized - Spiderman, Pirates, Shrek, Oceans, etc. Meanwhile, the costs of making films has gone dramatically down both from a recording and editing standpoint, making it more accessible. Bootstrap filmmakers can find their niche customers through innovative sales, marketing and use of the Internet. This requires a shift in mindset away from investors and movie theatres as final destinations. It even changes what a "film" is, as consumers start consuming stories on their computers, ipods and phones.

As with any period of change, it's a time of great opportunity for bootstrappers!

Film Screening Locations

These are the venues around town that offer film screenings:

Industry Subgroups: Art, Coaching, Education, Energy, Fashion, Film, Food, Gaming, Health, Music, Nonprofit, Publishing, Software, Sports, Theatre, Vehicles, Web