Friday, May 28, 2010

Flicks of the Net

So, Netflix really likes to get indy film producers to prove that anyone will want to actually see their film before Netflix buys any. Of course, Netflix buying a hundred copies of an indy title is a "win" for any sort of independent producer or distributor, but that's another story altogether.

In the meantime, there are ways to prove to Netflix that people want your picture. Via Bill Cunningham, a picture called The Commune wants your help. If you have Netflix (I, er, don't) just queue up the movie. They say that Netflix wants 130 people to queue* the movie afore they'll buy it. 

Really, all we independent filmmakers should form a gang a club where we cue up one another's movies so that Netflix will pick us up. I can say that because I don't even have Netflix.

The quote of the day: "Sex and the City 2 makes Phyllis Schlafly look like Andrea Dworkin."
Most squandered melody in a popular song. 1:19 into Paul McCartney's Band on the Run.

Really this theme should be recapped. Maybe he should have made a 22 minute song out of all the sections of the song Band on the Run.
*Wait. Is it "cue" or "queue"? Or does it matter if we're in America or England? I think maybe we killed the extra "u's" on Christmas too.


Kangas said...

I don't get how you get your movie INTO their database so people can put it on their queue...

Andrew Bellware said...

I suspect that involves harassing them directly first. Ah, another reason I never want to self-distribute... ;-)

Kangas said...

Yeah, but you saw what my response from Netflix was, right? And I've got a movie that's a sequel to a Lionsgate flick that made BANK for them...

So I'm just not sure how Netflix actually operates.

Andrew Bellware said...

It sure makes you realize what a friend to independents Blockbuster was doesn't it?