Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Avatar has ended its run in China after 90 days with Box Office Gross of $193m, making China the second largest market after the US for the James Cameron blockbuster. This seems logical, given China’s population — so if Avatar can pull in 193m or 15% of its worldwide total from China, how much can the average $2-3m indie film expect to earn from China? Sadly, less than 1%. That’s right — China, with all its population and potential, typically returns about the same amount of money to indie filmmakers as Greece or Portugal or Turkey. Why? First of all there are government restrictions, and secondly, there’s a monopoly. This is particularly frustrating at a time when indie films are struggling to recoup their costs due to the global economic slowdown and various other factors that have emerged since the financial meltdown of September 2008.
Year of the Spy Book Trailer
Above is the Year of the Spy Book Trailer — for my upcoming non-fiction book about espionage upheavals on the streets of Moscow in 1985.
Below is a “trailer” showcasing the writing and video services I provide to clients.
Michael Sellers — Writing and Video Services
- How to help save American Democracy this election year
- What the Mueller Report Actually Says
- Remembering James Blount, an American Who “Got” the Philippines in 1901
- America the Beautiful? You Mean America the Pitiful. I Am Ashamed
- Betty White, National Treasure, Just Turned 95; 10 Great Video Clips from 1954 until Now