Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) is a big fan of SnagFilms, and on the site you can not only watch him blowing chunks of McDonalds, but his more recent work, too, such as What Would Jesus Buy? (Spurlock produced). “Getting documentaries distributed is really difficult,” Spurlock said. “Distributors pay very nominally. Ted’s plan is to let the world see these films — like an online festival. If enough people watch, then the films can jump to TV.”
Leonsis says there are 1,000 documentaries on the year-old Snag website — at least 25 of them with environmental themes — and while their auteurs are not getting rich, they are sharing in ad revenue. And people are watching them: SnagFilms allows bloggers like me to post films in their entirety, albeit for limited times.
So today’s feature is The Entrepreneur, a documentary about the storied Malcolm Bricklin. Watch the whole thing right here:
You have to hurry! The Entrepreneur, directed by Bricklin's son and part of a Summerfest showcase of films before they reach theaters, is only viewable until midnight Thursday night. So grab some popcorn and snuggle up next to your computer. I guarantee Malcolm Bricklin is worth 90 minutes of your time. “He’s a risk taker,” says Spurlock, who executive produced the film. It’s all about the art of the deal with him. If he’s not making a deal, he gets stir-crazy. If a company is functioning and providing jobs to people, including him, it’s time to move on.”
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