Trends from SXSW

Not all filmmakers at SXSW were bullish on digital tools and social networks this year. The Center for Social Media at American University reports :

In spite of cutting edge talk, though, many filmmakers were looking to strike far more traditional deals with theatrical distributors and broadcasters.

Although SXSW has a reputation for being on the cutting edge, it seems there are still plenty of attendees who are proponents of the traditional distribution model. This suggests that it will still be a while before newer models begin to gain large market share. There are still opportunities to be had by those who take a risk and dive into the new distribution market.

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