Archive for the 'Business Matters' Category

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!

Vid store, prod house put to rest

Monday, May 20th, 2013

We wish the best of success for every media-making business out there, but sometimes certain good things must end. The Movie Fan of Normal and Prairie Production Group of Champaign, for instance, both quit doing business at the end of April.

C-U Biz-en-scène: 01.22.2012

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

In this edition of C-U Blogfidential’s all-purpose column, “C-U Biz-en-scène,” we address several developments in media and intellectual property involving restored copyright, Kodak bankruptcy, SOPA/PIPA, and an AMPAS report. Yes, get serious.

CU99 ad deadline now Nov. 16

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Let’s try this one more time with feeling, dearest readers. Booking deadline for advertising in the C-U Confidential ’99 one-shot is now Wednesday, November 16, 2011. And that’s it. Now or never, please!

C-U Biz-en-scène: 09.30.2011

Friday, September 30th, 2011

In this edition of C-U Blogfidential’s all-purpose column, “C-U Biz-en-scène,” the rebirth of MICRO-FILM News Blog moves up, the publication of C-U Confidential ’99 moves back, filming begins on THE HAUNTED HOUSE, and movies continue to play/rent near you!

Book your CU99 ad by Oct. 5!

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Here lies “Part One” of how you can do your part to foster expansion of C-U Confidential as a body of printed work to reckon with – place an add in C-U Confidential ’99, the first spin-off issue.

Art owner lays down the deal

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Sanford Hess of the Art Theater in Champaign, IL, offered a presentation on Sunday, August 14, 2011, outlining the possible business paths that could be taken to keep the Art running. Herein lies his proposed solution.