Sports films thrive on Internet – Entertainment News, Anne Thompson, Media – Variety

CinemaTech linked today to a piece at Veriety about sports doceumentaries. While sports documentries themselves might not be of interest this article is interesting in that niche documentries are quite popular and quite successful these days.  I’ve been working on a niche documentary myself this week so it was a good read. One of the biggest successess of a number of recent niche documentaries is their alternative distribution methods other than a theatrical release. If you make a good niche film and can get the word out to that narrow group then you might just have a successful film, even if it never hits theatres.