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Adventures in Self-Releasing: Self-Distribution Survey

Adventures in Self-Releasing: Self-Distribution Survey

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It’s been a quiet week. I’m back in Shreveport as I wait for another wave of Lullaby activities (festivals, releases, etc.) to begin soon. This week, I figured I’d turn my blog over to you readers. You’ve often asked me questions and I’ve often expressed my opinion. Now, I’d like to gain your perspective on a few things. It’s my hope that many of you will chime in on some of the questions below in the comments section (and with each of your responses, it would be great if you also included a list of your 10 favorite moviemakers):

1. What are your favorite books on independent moviemaking?

2. What are your favorite blogs on independent moviemaking?

3. What is your favorite site for watching trailers?

4. What convinces you to see a movie more: Trailers or reviews?

5. What is your social network of choice?

6. Does Facebook or Twitter have a more powerful effect on what movies you decide to see?

7. What upcoming movie are you anticipating the most?

8. What movie critic’s opinion do you value the most?

9. Where are you most likely to buy a copy of a movie: Wal-Mart, Best Buy or Target? (Or somewhere else altogether?)

10. If you are member of Netflix, what percentage of your viewing is done on DVD and what percentage is done as a stream on your computer?

11. What is your favorite way to watch a movie (theater, home television, computer, etc)?

12. In the last year, what was the most memorable experience you had watching a movie?

13. What moviemaker’s efforts at building an audience have impressed you the most?

14. If you’re on a moviemaker’s update e-mail list, how often would you like to hear from him/her?

15. What are you hoping to gain from being on a moviemaker’s update e-mail list?

16. On which area of moviemaking do you wish there was more information available?

17. What would you like for me to cover in this blog that I haven’t discussed yet?

I look forward to hearing from you.

After living in Los Angeles for seven years, Jeffrey Goodman returned to his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana to direct The Last Lullaby. Co-written by the creator of Road to Perdition, and starring Tom Sizemore and Sasha Alexander, The Last Lullaby was filmed entirely in and around Shreveport and financed by 48 local investors.

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