The panel of indie distributors and financiers agreed that VOD has
been a boonto indie filmmakers. "You have to be nimble today, ”
saidMolly Smith, Partner, Black Label Media. "You have to
ride the theatrical wave andyou need to pull back and find a life in the
"VOD helps mitigate the risk,” saidJonathan
Saba, VP of Marketing, Saban Films.
Daniel Hammond, CCO, Broad Green Pictures, said, "VOD
is a part of the business today,” beforeadding a reassuring"The sky
has been failing for a couple of years now.”
On the other hand,Andrew
Karpen, CEO of Bleecker Street Media, argued that there is still a
very strong market for movie-goers 35 and older in theatrical.
don’t think the sky is falling,” he said "It’s easier to make films than ever
before and yes there are more options for consumers to view movies than