After his 2006 CalArts graduate thesis film "Analog Days" played festivals, Ott "wasted two years meeting with producer types who are never really going to make a movie," he recalls.
As the film industry recovers from its financial crisis, so does a breed of indies that struggled even during the boom years: foreign-language film distributors.
It's a long way from "Cedar Rapids" to downtown Manhattan, but that's where the stars of Fox Searchlight's comedy gathered Thursday for the Cinema Society screening.
He's the openly gay distributor and producer of numerous landmark LGBT films, newly chosen to head the 25th Jubilee Teddy Awards jury of the world's top gay film kudos.
The Berlinale has been the preeminent film festival for the best in international LGBT cinema for decades.
In one of Sundance's surprise success stories, Fox Searchlight nabbed worldwide rights to "Martha Marcy May Marlene."
Few sophomore features have been as eagerly anticipated as Miranda July's new drama "The Future." Her 2005 meditation on art, relationships and love, "Me and You and Everyone We Know," fused an…
Sundance has witnessed many side shows and carnival barkers in its day, but never a live auction, as Kevin Smith is conducting with his first horror film, "Red State."