New Culture Hacker column

The Winter issue of Filmmaker Magazine hits newsstands this week. For my Culture Hacker column I spent some time with a number of entrepreneurs who are bootstrapping startups. MakerBot Industries, Loveland and NeighborGoods all share what it takes to get a company off the ground in difficult economic times. I was struck by the many parallels between entrepreneurs and independent filmmakers.

A discovery and distribution award

The WorkBook Project launches a new Discovery and Distribution Award – after the success of FROM HERE TO AWESOME which assisted 22 films in reaching theaters, living rooms, mobile devices and computers we’ve decided to expand the concept into film, music, gaming, design and software. The first edition of the WBP Discovery and Distribution Award will give a filmmaker a week long theatrical run in LA with full PR, Street Team and Social Media support. The filmmaker keeps 100% of the box office. In addition 20 feature films will receive a digital distribution package that will place them on Hulu, Xbox, iTunes and NetFlix. For more info visit