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Piracy Is Not Free Speech

By Ron Merk If you think that free downloads of your favorite movie, TV show or music are your “right” – think again. If you assume that the use of other people’s [...]

January 4, 2015

When the Digital Dust Settles…

By Ron Merk Each year, I take a hard look at where the film business has gone, and where it appears to be going. For the past five or six years, its true condition has been [...]

January 4, 2015

Intermission

By Ron Merk I wake up every day, full of enthusiasm and excitement for what I do. Make movies, distribute movies and write about movies. But after the initial enthusiasm [...]

July 4, 2014

The Tingle Factor

By Ron Merk First of all, please don’t write me and politically-correct me on the term “showmen.” Despite looking for female hucksters back in the glory days (50s [...]

September 11, 2013

The Ready Rig is The Reel Thing

By Ron Merk I know that most of what I’ve been writing lately is rants, but I’m pleased to report that this installment is an unqualified rave. As equipment for [...]

August 24, 2013