Posts Tagged ‘independent film’

YouTube to Offer Rentals

January 22, 2010

YouTube is stepping out into the online movie rental business, with its latest move to offer video independent movies through its web-based services.

According to a posting to the YouTube blog, the service is pleased to be able to offer something that’ll make a little money for independent filmmakers, who have long been its bread and butter. Indeed, the folks at YouTube seem to acknowledge the extent to which the two have been reliant on one another, with indie filmmakers pulling in users for YouTube and YouTube directing traffic at those filmmakers. It’s an interesting ecosystem.



Movie Director Embraces Piracy

November 11, 2009

The director of an independent movie currently seeing some unusually high traffic on major torrent sites has come out to say that he is “embracing” the piracy.

ink movie

According to a report from TorrentFreak, independent film Ink has been downloaded more than 400,000 times since its release on DVD earlier in the week. It’s even managed to earn itself a space in the fairly dubious top ten most pirated movies of this week… none of which is nearly as interesting as the fact that the film’s writer and director have been fairly forthright and said that the piracy is among the best things to have happened the film.