"The Russians are coming!" is no longer a cry of Red-scare panic. At least not in Hollywood, where -- for filmmakers struggling to raise funds for adult dramas -- it's now an exclamation of relief…
Last year at Sundance, "Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same" garnered raves from many critics, but after more than 50 festival appearances and a "Best Film Not Paying at a Theater Near You"…
While year-end film awards are an honor and a valuable marketing tool, for independent distributors they are also a challenge. In addition to selling their film to a target audience, indie distribs…
The newest distrib on the block at this year's Sundance is the Film Arcade, launched just before the fest by Ambush Entertainment producers Miranda Bailey and Matthew Leutwyler ("Super"), as well as…
Many talent agents who haven't been consumed with Sundance business are emerging from a year-end break that unofficially began late in November, seems to linger a bit longer after New Year's, and has…
New distributors joining the fest fray aim to exploit different platforms for their big buys
Even as it grows, Redford's kid keeps an eye on promoting indies
While traditional investors may have gotten skittish, film fans are stepping up to help fund the indies they most want to see.
It's not easy for any American film festival scheduled in January, with Sundance gobbling up the majority of submissions and ever-multiplying awards shows competing for attention.
A record number of high-profile films are taking advantage of an Academy rule that allows pics to compete for this year's Oscars before their "real" opening next year -- well after the holiday box…
Can kung-fu fighting monks, cave screenings and feral, caged Santa Clauses save the movie biz?