Archive for the 'Business Matters' Category

Content is versatile in AFM views

Friday, September 29th, 2017

The vast amount of avenues for storytelling content can be mind boggling, although the industry experts at the American Film Market can’t stress enough their importance. Robin Christian relates their advice.

AFM advice enhances film output

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

CUBlog correspondent Robin Christian reports on how film production experience can always be augmented by professional advice given at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA.

Veritable vault of video to vanish

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

We had a good thing going, you and we, but the forces of media upheaval, consumer complacency, and altogether reasonable life changes have pried us apart as feared. Don’t you cry, TR. We’ll always have Chambana.

Global reach is key for AFM vets

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

The professionals spoke their mind on producing films for a worldwide market at last fall’s American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA. Robin Christian took good notes on the nuts and the bolts…

Building NAFF-ticipation no longer

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

The sixth annual New Art Film Festival is … not accepting entries just yet. Read on, MacNAFFs…

Will VSD save the video star?

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Read this, heed this, and then stop paying attention to any electronic screen within your vicinity so you can make it safely to That’s Rentertainment in Campustown. Today is Video Store Day!

World of film opens wide at AFM

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Our man in Hollywood, Robin Christian, returns to a scene he knows very well – the annual American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA – and provides beginners’ tips for wading those filmy waters!

Talent in demand at Surface 51

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Champaign marketing firm Surface 51 is casting far and wide for talent to populate an upcoming television campaign they are producing. Read the casting call right here!

Projects need green to hit screens

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Sometimes it is imperative to discuss the nitty gritty concerning Champaign-Urbana movies, including production costs. Today, we take a brief look at the crowdsource campaigns for LOWLIFES, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE 1970s, and THE GARDEN OF CHLOE.

Neon Harbor new home for DMS

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

The team behind Dark Maze Studios of Champaign is heading for new pastures with the on-line debut of Neon Harbor this Friday, June 14, 2013!