With Sundance around the corner, many filmmakers are wondering how to get some publicity for their work. The great wide open of the internet has opened a host of new options. There are audio and video podcast shows all over the web. Some still are primarily radio based, others are purely internet. Whatever they are, they are the truly free filmmakers' friends.
From an industry standard, the gold standard remains Elvis Mitchell's The Treatment on LA's KCRW, yet new podcasts and shows are leaping up all over. Some are going to give Elvis a run for his money. Okay, granted none have the audience level of Elvis' show either, but it has got to build somewhere.
Savvy producers will keep track of these shows, not just for the information they deliver, but also to use for promotional purposes themselves. Some of these shows may only garner listener ship in the hundreds, but think of that as the hub of the wheel, with each listener speaking it up via six spokes and so on and so forth, and well that wheel can get pretty large.
I have not found a list anywhere of these internet and radio film shows and felt we could use one. I hope in this new year the community, the blogs, and the film support orgs join together and really dig up the info that is in our reach that could help lift us into something far more substantial than we are now. We can't keep our words looping back among ourselves endlessly. We have to push it out of our house and into our friends', neighbors' and family's.
Some shows I have participated in are:
Film Courage (here's my show -- and btw, I was their 5th most listened to show of the year, but with your help I could easily catch #4)
I am going to do this one soon:
Others I know of but that they haven't asked me on:
The Business (KCRW)
Film Snobbery (vpodcast)
The Film Talk
Film Week (So Cal Radio 89.3 KPCC)
The Indie Music Show (vpodcast that focuses on music but also has an indie film segment)
Other similar things filmmakers could do to gain exposure:
I am sure there are a lot more similar things out there. Let us know so we can build a comprehensive list together.