20 November 2012 9:52 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Add the bare-bones Diy platform PUMit to the growing list of potential solutions for filmmakers looking to self-distribute their films. It works quite simply. After downloading a majority of the film's file by clicking on a download URL, any viewer can get the proper license to watch the film (it's a very small bit of code that is easily downloadable in low-bandwidth environments such as airplanes) after paying for it via PayPal. For the filmmakers, the service is accessed with a $30/month subscription. The license that the consumer buys is valid for at least six months after the filmmaker cancels his membership with PUMit. Read More: Self-Distributing Indie Filmmakers Get a Shot at a Theatrical Run Courtesy of Ifp and Brooklyn's ReRun Theater Like many self-distribution tools, PUMit benefits greatly -- almost depends on -- a robust audience-development strategy. So the PUMit team, working with Crowdstarter, a company devoted to identifying. »

- Bryce J. Renninger

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