With hosts Nicholas Buggs and Christopher Barkley

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Oct 19, 2021

Bored Apes, Indie NFT's, AppleTV's Secret Strategy, and What Indie's Can Learn From The Squid Game

On this episode, Chris and Nick talk about the film, television, and gaming future of NFT company Bored Ape Yacht Club, Apple's competitive differentiators, and why they are the most relieved by the IATSE/AMPTP deal, and the data game that Netflix plays with top shows like The Squid Game. Enjoy!

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Sep 28, 2021

Forbidden Festival Knowledge, Addison Rae, and the Irony of the IATSE Protests

On this episode, Chris and Nick talk about the stacked deck experience for Indie Filmmakers at most Festivals, Addison Rae's Netflix deal and how Indie actors can best respond, and why stronger unions might prevent IATSE members from getting their protest demands. Enjoy!

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Sep 7, 2021

Market Your Film Like Ryan Reynolds

In this Indie Talk, Chris and Nick talk about the self-directed marketing initiatives deployed by actor Ryan Reynolds on his recently released feature film, 'Free Guy,' the new world of storytelling through tech, and the new "talent stack" in Indie Film. Enjoy!

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Aug 17, 2021

How Theaters Can Thrive After COVID-19 & a PSA on Marvel's Shang-Chi

In this episode, Executive Producers Chris Barkley and Nick Buggs talk about what the theater business will be like after COVID-19, what else could change forever, and why the Indie Film community shouldn't fall for the Shang-Chi "We are not experiments" issue. Enjoy!

And don't forget to check out the Defy Film Festival:

August 20 - 21, 2021 at Studio 615.

https://www.defyfilmfestival.com

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Jul 27, 2021

How To Play the "Hollywood" IP Game and Win As An Indie

In this episode, Chris and Nick talk about why film creatives tend to fight Imposter Syndrome, why the major players in the movie business are snapping up Intellectual Property at an alarming rate, and what you can do to play the IP game, too. Enjoy!

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Jun 29, 2021

Finding a Mentor and Doing Your Part To Create a Film Community

In this edition of Indie Talk, Chris and Nick talk about why mentorship is so important, ask the listeners for support in finding mentors globally, and why films can't be made without community investment and outreach coming first. Enjoy! 

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Jun 15, 2021

Festivals Are Live! Align Your Film With The Right Film Festival

In this edition of Indie Talk, Chris and Nick talk about the "new normal" of film festivals, what worked for virtual festivals last year and developing a festival run by aligning your film with the flavor of a given festival. Enjoy!

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Jun 1, 2021

Media Consolidation, Amazon Buys Bond, and Buyers Want The Promise of Profit and The Certainty of Value

In this episode, Chris and Nick talk about the whirlwind of M&A activity in media and movies, another reminder of the coming fifth wave of the movie business and distribution, and what buyers are actually buying from filmmakers. Enjoy!

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May 4, 2021

What the Girl Scouts Can Teach Us About First Principle Branding and How to Turn an Investor Into a Financier

In this episode, Chris and Nick talk about the first principles of branding and marketing and what we can learn about it from Girl Scouts. We also discuss what gets angel investors excited and how to turn an investor into a financier. Enjoy!

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Apr 20, 2021

Monetizing Your Short Film w/ Disney & Hulu and The Future of Sequels and Spin-Offs

In this episode, we talk about the recent ruling between Google and Oracle and how it could affect digital art, Netflix's recent 'Knives Out' purchase, and two new opportunities for monetizing your short film. Enjoy!

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