AMC Announces “AMC Independent”
Even as we blog and repost any news of revenue from the Internet, savvy indie filmmakers realize that theatrical distribution is still an element in every story about a filmmaker breaking through and actually making enough money to live on. That's why an April 23, 2010 blog post from AMC Theatres, announcing an independent film division ("AMCi") that will "provide a direct opportunity for feature-length filmmakers to connect with AMC to share their work," is so noteworthy.
While not abandoning their central commitment to studio films, exhibition giant AMC is now providing a process that indie filmmakers can follow to submit their feature length films to AMCi for a theatrical release, even if there is no distributor attached.
According to their website, AMC plans to have 60 locations around North America showing AMCi selected films year round. Here is a partial list of those AMCi markets: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Montreal, New Orleans, New York City, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Toronto, Tulsa and Washington D.C.
Here's what Filmmaker Magazine had to say about AMCi. Thanks to Tom Garrett for sharing this information.