Three indie veterans and and three executives from digital distribution companies challenged each other on the state of feature film distribution and where it's headed at TheWrap's Sundance Panel on Monday.
TheWrap CEO & Editor in Chief Sharon Waxman gets the conversation going on independent film and new methods of distribution techniques
UCLA/TFT Dean Teri Schwartz introduces the wide-ranging expertise of the panelists
The panelists, who ranged from heads of digital entertainment companies to filmmakers in competition, brought a variety of perspectives to the conversation
Chris Williams, Chief Development Officer of Maker Studios, discusses the pros and cons of using YouTube as a distribution platform.
While his credits range from "Bad Boys" to "Halloween," Rick Rosenthal is also known for founding Whitewater Films which helps encourage and mentor aspiring filmmakers.
Indieflix CEO Scilla Andreen explains how their model rewards filmmakers by paying per minute their content is viewed.
Attendees ranged from Sundance/Slamdance filmmakers, digital experts and up-and-coming creatives wanting to learn more about where the indie film industry is heading.
UCLA/TFT Dean Teri Schwartz and TheWrap's CEO Sharon Waxman co-hosted the panel as well as a VIP Reception on Sunday.
Producer and Distribution Expert Jonathan Dana discusses how important it is to think about the methods of distribution before starting production.
Slated CEO Duncan Cork comments on how they are establishing viable investment connections for filmmakers.
Lynn Shelton, the writer, editor and director of "Touchy Feely" (in competition), and a fan of theatrical distribution listens to the digital experts discuss alternative methods
The audience engaged with a range of questions from how to constantly feed content to a 24/7 digital crowd to bridging the gap between creative and investors.