Another Filmmaker Purposely Releases Film Online For Free
from the getting-there dept
Michael Moore made some news by releasing his latest movie for free online, but some brushed aside that idea, since Moore is an activist and his message is more important than the business side of things. But it appears that other popular filmmakers are diving into free internet distribution as well. Wayne Wang, who has directed such well known movies as The Joy Luck Club, Smoke and Maid in Manhattan is releasing his entire latest feature-length film online for free. It’s not downloadable, but the entire movie is available at YouTube and embeddable. So grab some popcorn and watch it here:
Admittedly, this was an independent production done quickly on something of a whim, and Wang was worried about being able to get it going through normal distribution channels — but it’s yet another experiment to watch, as more movie makers realize that there’s more to making successful, money-making movies than getting people to pay for every single viewing.