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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Weekend Reading: Making $19,000 on Twitter, Broderick's Distribution Bulletin, Finding Your Built-In Audience, Gigantic Goof

Some stuff worth reading this weekend...

- Mike King's blog on the music business has this incredible post about how Amanda Palmer, a member of the band Dresden Dolls, earned $19,000 on Twitter in ten hours.

- Peter Broderick's latest distribution bulletin focuses on Timo Vuorensola, the Finnish filmmaker and crowd-sourcing pioneer, now working on 'Iron Sky.' It also includes a link to the complete Vuorensola interview from 'Fans, Friends & Followers.' You can subscribe to Peter's distribution bulletin via e-mail right here.

- Chris Thilk at Movie Marketing Madness riffs on and adds to a post I wrote earlier this month about how filmmakers should approach the challenge of building an online audience. It's great stuff...

- There is apparently some new online marketplace for indie films called Gigantic, according to Variety. The geniuses behind this service, unfortunately, don't own the domain and also don't show up when you search for Gigantic. I'm sure it will be an astounding success. Go check it out (if you can find it, put a link in the comments.)

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  • The company's full name is Gigantic Digital and you can find them at

    By Blogger Unknown, at 10:04 PM  

  • Gigantic has actually been around for a little while. I believe they launched this service with a couple of earlier features, "Must Read After My Death" and "Year of the Fish." They have a theatrical arm, Gigantic Releasing, a production arm (Gigantic Pictures), etc. I typed in Gigantic Releasing as the URL and it redirected me to Gigantic Digital, so it wasn't that hard to find. As for the name in general, Gigantic has been a presence in the N.Y. indie scene for years and all of their proper names they have URLs for. I think the Variety article was just a little sloppy in the way it referred to them.

    By Blogger Scott Macaulay, at 11:13 AM  

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