Just wanted to say thanks for all your support. We hit 80,000 views on this blog in just the past two years (since I started keeping track… the blog’s been around a lot longer).
I know there are sites with lots more traffic. And of course, there’s more to those statistics… how long did people stay, how many pages each visitor viewed, etc and so on. But I’m just focused right now on the gross number.
So I was recently reading an article Hollywood Reporter about the new Oz the Great and Powerful, and learned that the source material is in the public domain.
Now, I should have known this… if I was a responsible screenwriter, I’d be doing that kind of research to find more sources of inspiration with cultural cache. Not that I’m lacking in concepts… but again – “cultural cache”.
But that’s another story… the important thing is, now I know this.
So that gets the brain working. I’ve got a personal attachment to this series… I learned how to read by sharing the Oz books with my mother… she’d read a paragraph, then I’d take a turn. Now, that was nearly 50 years ago, so I don’t rightly remember all the books and characters well, but perhaps it’s time to revisit them. Continue reading →
Does a company with deep success in distributing indie game titles have something unique to offer to indie filmmakers? Devolver co-founder Mike Wilson thinks so.
If you’ve heard of Devolver Digital, you’re probably familiar with their support and release of last year’s Hotline Miami, the blood-soaked, neon-drenched top-down action game from Dennaton that made a lot of best-of lists. Devolver co-founder as well as game and film industry vet Mike Wilson wants to make Devolver known not only for their support of indie games, but indie film as well, launching Devolver Digital Films this week at South by Southwest.
There’s no shortage of emerging alternative distributor models… but my gut tells me that Devolver just may find a niche that really benefits from their time in the gaming trenches.