Sell Your Film As Art

The NY Times has an intriguing article on the owners of the copyright of "Kiss Of The Spider Woman" who have packaged the film, it's rights, and various other support materials, and have hopes netting a windfall. I have always wondered why more filmmakers don't go the Matthew Barney route and focus first on selling to "collections" as opposed to audiences. The Spider Woman's team's approach of going at long after the initial run and sales cycle is another route altogether. As library values decline faster and faster, perhaps all that will be left in the way of hope for some pension-esque fund will be those wealthy patrons and their butterfly collections.