Last week, the movie industry was buzzing with new developments. We are bringing you the freshest news to keep you in the loop. Here's what's trending:

  1. From the Archives: Ten Things to Know about Educational Distribution for Docs

  2. A social app for creatives, Cara grew from 40k to 650k in a week because artists are fed up with Meta’s AI policies

  3. Idris Elba Launches New Production Company 22Summers With Former Pulse & BBC Exec Diene Petterle

  4. AI’s Showrunner Debut Sparks Debate on the Future of Entertainment

  5. Fiscal Spotlight: Three Upcoming Tribeca Premieres Supported by Film Independent

Educational distribution is not merely an alternative; it's a goldmine for filmmakers aiming to create impactful, thought-provoking content. With educational institutions perpetually in search of quality documentaries, this market offers a steady stream of revenue and an opportunity to influence young minds.

Cinematographer Jonathan Skurnik, an award-winning filmmaker (Becoming Johanna), shares his insights on this lesser-known distribution channel.

A social app for creatives, Cara grew from 40k to 650k in a week because artists are fed up with Meta’s AI policies

The creative community has found a new home in the social app Cara (an artist-centric hybrid of Instagram and X that is accessible via mobile app and website), which skyrocketed from 40,000 to 650,000 users in just a week. Artists are flocking to Cara, frustrated with Meta's AI policies. This surge indicates a growing demand for platforms that prioritize artist-friendly policies and creative freedom.

‘Building a product is a bit like making art,’ said founder Jingna Zhang.

Instagram is a necessity for many artists to promote their work and connect with paying clients. However, Meta is using public posts to train its generative AI systems, with only European users protected by GDPR laws able to opt out. This has pushed artists to their breaking point.

Loana Graur

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Let your Movie, Course, Film, Documentary, etc.
Shine on its own.

Together we democratise content distribution.

Let your Movie, Course, Film, Documentary, etc.
Shine on its own.

Together we democratise content distribution.