The Film + Music + Interactive Happy Hour guest speaker this September was Douglas Horn, a feature film producer, director and respected blogger in the film industry. In his presentation, he shared new trends in film distribution, including VOD, day-and-date releases, demand-based theatrical and non-theatrical exhibition. Douglas gave the FMI audience a glimpse into emerging opportunities in film finance, such as crowd-investing and staged financing. He also shared why he believes the economics of independent film have been a crazy bet for the past five years.


Exciting changes are underway that will open a new chapter for independent producers with the right projects. You can now watch this informative FMI presentation in its entirety thanks to the Seattle Film Institute. The talk is jam packed with all sorts of insider tips, so sharpen your pencil and get ready to make some independent movies.

Join us in 2014 the last Wednesday of each month for future Film + Music + Interactive Happy Hours. Please also save the date for the Washington Filmworks 2013 Annual Industry Update on Wednesday, December 4th. This event is from 5 to 7 pm with a brief presentation starting around 6:30 pm. The Annual Industry Update celebration will take place at Spitfire in Seattle. See you there!