The average filmmaker needs to remember that they do not have to appeal to everyone to succeed.

In this episode, we talk about…

  • MoviePass returning with tiered platform prices 
  • How you can watch ads to earn movie credits by allowing the app to track your eye movement
  • China’s request for movies that are catered to their culture, customs, and audience
  • The two choices filmmakers have in response to territory-specific movie demands
    • Keep the film and plot as is and risk not being distributed in certain territories and markets
    • Offer different versions of the film that will be acceptable to all territories
    • Measuring the success of a film by considering many factors, not only the box office stats
  • Why filmmakers should define success by their own individual values
  • How filmmakers like Michael Mann are influenced by others, like Jean-Pierre Melville, to continue evolving film into wonderful works of art

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by George Edelman.