Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Indie films + iTunes Store = Good Match

With only one major studio (Disney) signed on board at present, it would seem Apple’s decision to sell full-length videos on iTunes would be a boon to indie filmmakers and consumers. Sites like iTunes and YouTube could help the indie film market flourish. There are lots of talented and budding young filmmakers out there who don’t have big budgets—or the desire to make “blockbuster” films...

The iTunes Store could offer a high-profile site for the buying and selling of a variety of videos and movies. Besides helping indie filmmakers, it could provide another avenue for iTunes to stand out from rivals...

The Research and Market group has a new report, “Broadband Digital Movies: European Market Assessment and Forecasts,” that predicts that European movie downloading will accelerate from Euro 10 million in 2005 to Euro 690 million by the end of 2010. If their forecast is on target, there’s no reason to think this 69 fold growth won’t also occur in the U.S. and other countries.
Macsimum News - Indie films and the iTunes Store might make a good match

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