Netribution was founded at the end of 1999 to explore one question - how the Internet can help independent filmmakers. Initially a weekly web magazine, then new media researcher, book publisher, documentary maker, event organizer, project manager and party blagger. Still non-profit and run mostly by volunteers, say hello if you want to know more.
How to Fund Your Film. With over 11,000 copies sold, the 500-page film finance handbook, now in its fifth edition, details over 1000 film funds and incentives in over 40 countries as well as countless case studies and guides. Available in Europe, North America and at fundyourfilm.info. "Indispensable" Independent on Sunday. "You can't think about funding without it" Chris Jones, Guerilla Filmmakers Handbook.
Netribution Film Network ran as a weekly web film magazine and cast funding, stats and contacts resources, edited by Tom Fogg with Nic Wistreich from 1999 until January 2002. Described by Time Out as "Hugely popular and influential.. pioneering" archives are available of the interviews and news. Four years after closing, the site relaunched around an open publishing platform and social network allowing anyone to post film related articles, films, adverts and events with many of the original writers returning.
The Living Cinema Project is an ongoing research and development project, originally funded by the Technology Strategy Board, to explore the social, economic, creative and technical potential for the future of cinema and exhibition. Partners have included Eelyn Lee Productions, Leeds International Film Festival, Francis Morgan Giles, Yuva.tv and Element 6 product designers. This led to test multimedia events at Thomas Tallis School in London and the Star and Shadow Cinema in Newcastle in 2009 and a software project focussed on screens in public spaces funded by Creative Scotland. More information at Bop.Li.