MyTV New England is preparing to launch its new Independent Film Series, which will bring locally shot movies to homes around New England. Starting on February 12, 2011, during the Saturday matinee time slot, instead of seeing an airing of a Hollywood movie, 3 million television sets in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine will be able to tune in to the broadcast television premiere of local filmmaker Daniel R. Black’s latest film, Joy and the Apocalypse.
Film and TV Development Executive Christopher Murphy’s launch of the new TV and film distribution program utilizes such business savvy tools as “branded entertainment” to help films go from fruitless, money-pit projects that never see the light of day, to successful, long-running series that always stay well in the black while reaching a multi-state-wide audience that includes the number 7 market (Boston) out of 207 TV markets in the U.S.
Murphy’s biggest problem, however, is finding filmmakers who are business minded in addition to having an immense amount of creative talent. If you are a budding filmmaker who has a passion for making movie and a penchant for keeping track of spending while being able to talk about and market your product in an enthusiastic manner, this is your opportunity. Get your film distributed throughout New England by getting involved with MyTV New England. Whether you are getting ready to shoot something or have a film already in the can, get in touch with Christopher Murphy at MyTV New England, and watch what happens!