5 November 2012 11:00 AM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

As indie makers know all too well, movie distribution is undergoing a major restructuring. The shift from analog media to digital production, post-production and distribution technologies not only changes how movies are made and distributed, but how people view them.

Theatrical moviegoing is declining; since 2002, ticket sales have declined by nearly 20 percent. Making matters worse, DVD sales are shrinking.  And video streaming revenues, while growing, are doing so at a rate insufficient to make up the difference.

Readers of Filmmaker are urged to check out a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, “Now playing at a living room near you.” Its thesis is simple: “Indie films, finding it harder to compete at the box office, are turning to video on demand. Bachelorette made $418,000 in theaters, $5.5 million in VOD rentals.”

The article discusses a couple of recent indie releases, including Bachelorette (above), Arbitrage, Margin Call and Sleepwalk With Me. Its »

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