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Digital Production Buzz – Sept. 13, 2012

  • Real-world Lessons from Distribution
  • Make Money on Social Marketing
  • New Camera From Blackmagic Design
  • IATSE Has a New Contract

GUESTS: John Putch, Michael Cowan, Dan May, and Jonathan Handel


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New interviews every week! Join Larry Jordan and Michael Horton as they talk with:

John Putch, Director/Actor/Filmmaker, PutchFilms

John Putch Founder of PutchFilms, was raised in the film business. His acting career began at age five and includes over 41 titles: “Body of Proof,” “Cougar Town,” “Ugly Betty,” “Scrubs”, “American Pie Presents: Book of Love,” the made for TV “Poseidon Adventure” and the cult favorite: “Mojave Phone Booth.” Recently, he completed directing “Route 30, Too!” and joins us to describe the travail of attempting to make money on his film. In fact, John swears he’ll never hire another sales agent again! We want to know why.

Michael Cowan, Executive Producer, CommotionMachine Media

Marketing and PR reign in this digital age and social networking is a part of our daily lives, but… Where’s the money? Michael Cowan, executive producer for CommotionMachine Media, has one word for us… Focus! We think that is easy to say, the devil is in the details.  We want to hear how he backs that up with specific actions we can take to turn social media into revenue.

Dan May President, Blackmagic Design/US

Blackmagic Design had so many announcements at the recent IBC trade show in Amsterdam that, well, let’s just say they have never announced that many products at one time, other than at NAB. Including a new camera, and gear that now supports 4K images! We caught up with US President, Dan May. and talked about the new version of their Digital Cinema Camera and got the low-down on all their 4K products. Discover why Blackmagic Design likes to shake things up.

Jonathan Handel, Entertainment Labor Reporter, The Hollywood Reporter

Good news on the labor front. Jonathan Handel, our legal labor expert, that IATSE just signed a three-year contract extension of the Area Standards Agreement which covers more than 8,000 production workers throughout North America outside of LA, NYC, and parts of the West. What does this mean? Who benefits? Why now? We invited Jonathan to explain it all to us this week.

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