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What is the impact of Social Media on film making? – podcast

by Scott Hoffman on November 19, 2009

What is the impact of Social Media on film making? - special guest Hue Rhodes, Writer and Director of “Saint John of Las Vegas,” in theaters Feb 2010

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The new saying goes, “Twitter can make or break a movies opening weekend.” It is apparent that Social Media has become part of the promotional ecosystem of the Filmmaking industry as I have written about here and here. Social Media is also having a much deeper, but less visible impact to other aspects of the business. From distribution to scriptwriting, Social Media is playing a role in helping (and in some cases harming) the industry.

Join us as we speak with Hue Rhodes, a writer and director, with a impressive internet industry background, who’s first feature feature film “Saint John of Las Vegas” will be in theaters Feb 2010. It stars Steve Buscemi, Romany Malco, Sarah Silverman, Peter Dinklage, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Tim Blake Nelson and John Cho.  Spike Lee is an executive producer.

Below is a short film from Hue. Total production budget was $50, for burgers and beer after the shoot. His inspiration; a conversation he overheard between two software salesmen. Their conversation sounded like gibberish, even though they were speaking English.

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