Someone Else’s Movie: Avi Federgreen on Some Kind of Wonderful [podcast]

Producer and distributor Avi Federgreen — whose Indiecan Entertainment just released its 100th feature, Monolith — settles in for a conversation about an unlikely inspiration: Some Kind of Wonderful, the John Hughes-scripted reversal of his own Pretty in Pink that locked Eric Stoltz, Lea Thompson and Mary Stuart Masterson in a classically ’80s love triangle. Your genial host Norm Wilner regrets recording this on such a rainy day.

Financing your film the non-conventional way!

Many of you have heard me speak on a number of occasions about the fact that we need to think about how we are making films.  The days of getting access to lots of government funding to assist us in financing our films are gone, the number of funders that we can access is at…

eBoss Canada: 10 Questions with Avi Federgreen – Producer [VIDEO]

This is one of the most informative and passionate interviews we have ever done with a filmmaker. Avi shares words of wisdom, tips, advice and so much more.

Crowd Funding….A New Model To Help Finance Your Indie Film

It’s becoming harder and harder to finance your films no matter where you are in the world.  The normal funding agencies don’t have as much money to shell out to as many projects anymore so we have to find new ways of raising money to make our films moving forward. Sure, there is the chance…

Are you TIFF Ready…

Well it’s that time again…yup that’s right TIFF is here! Do you think you’re prepared for one of the biggest and most important festivals, markets and opportunities to pitch your film in the world? TIFF is one of the best times to pitch your film to producers and/or distributors and you want to make sure you’re ready.

How do you know when you’ve made a great movie?

I have just come back from Gimli, Manitoba where they held their 12th annual film festival. I was invited to attend not only to screen MOON POINT (Sean Cisterna) and a short film I also Executive Produced entitled HIDDEN DRIVEWAY (Sarah Goodman), but also to sit on a panel and moderate another. Both panels were lively, informative and presented to full houses.

Many emotional conversations took place in Gimli over the last four days that continue to give me affirmation of my passion for what I do for a living, and why I do it. Especially when for the most part I earn no money, and live in a basement apartment at the tender age of 49. Most people don’t believe or understand why I would work as hard as I do when most years my income is below the poverty line.