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Matt Mason and Evan Husney Talk The Future of Film DistributionBitTorrent has long been a pioneer and a strong voice in the conversation about digital distribution, and now they’re bringing us a video interview series called BitTorrent Sessions. Off the heels of a successful Bundles collaboration (over 3.5 million downloads) with Drafthouse Films for The Act of Killing, BitTorrent’s Matt Mason sat down with Evan Husney (the then creative director of Drafthouse Films, now with Vice) to talk about the current state of film distribution and where we’re headed. More »

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BitTorrent Bundles Download within ClientThe alpha publishing project BitTorrent Bundles is catching on as a diverse tool for the distribution of content directly to fans. BitTorrent has announced a new Android app and an update to two of their software clients, uTorrent and BitTorrent. The update will make Bundles available to download directly from inside the clients. What does this mean for filmmakers? Read on for more details. More »

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BitTorrent Bundles for Publishers

Since May of this year, BitTorrent has been developing its publishing service Bundles, a platform that provides a way for creators to have all the advantages of the peer-to-peer protocol while also maintaining control over their content. On September 24th they made major steps towards bringing it into the hands of every content creator by moving the platform into a closed Alpha stage. For filmmakers, access to these tools could be a real boon for certain distribution strategies, so hit the jump for nofilmschool’s Q&A with Matt Mason from BitTorrent. More »

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Tim Staples and Joel Bergvall Fly or Die

BitTorrent’s alpha program Bundles is developing new release strategies every day and people in the content creation business are starting to catch on. Joel Bergvall & Tim Staples, the creators of the new “television” series Fly or Die, spoke to nofilmschool about eschewing traditional paths in favor of creative control and audience interaction. They will be turning to the people of the internet, the BitTorrent community specifically, to vote on whether they should pursue a network deal, a deal with an internet partner, or perhaps develop a series with each episode distributed as a BitTorrent Bundle. In other words, the audience has a much bigger say in what content is getting created. Read on for our interview with the creators of Fly or Die and find out how they chose the BitTorrent route — the answer might make you smile. More »

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I’m sure you’re aware that the music/film/interactive superfest SXSW is currently underway in Austin, Texas. Given this is a film-specific site, you’d expect me to cover the film festival portion of the festival, right? Well, it’s being well-covered by those who are actually in attendance. But I did want to share something related to the interactive side of the fest: a bundle of applications and software tools for startups and web entrepenuers. I get a fair number of questions from readers about monetizing a web site, so I figured this would be of interest to some of you: More »