The Film Independent Forum took place this past weekend at the Los Angeles DGA with a host of fascinating panels and plenty of great opportunities for indie filmmakers to swap tips. We previewed the event last week with 5 great reasons to attend. If you made it out then you know the event did not disappoint. Here are a few of the highlights:
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos kicked off the event with a somewhat controversial keynote and the staggering fact that 5 billion hours of content are streamed annually via his platform. While he acknowledged Netflix got its start with indie film, he was far more bullish on TV which makes up 70% of viewed content on Netflix.
TV is where the audience is. It's where the innovation is happening. And it might just be the future of independent production. –Ted Sarandos
Check out the video below.