With Euro pics performing solidly on the fest circuit and the U.S. indie sector suffering in a soft economic climate, European filmmakers have every reason to be boisterous.
Based on an informal survey of intl. sales agents, producers and financiers on the subject of bankable talent, the following thesps and helmers have the indie world a buzz right now.
The times when that one magic name could greenlight a picture are pretty much over. In a sluggish pre-sales market not even marquee attachments will lure investors if the rest of the project entails…
In Europe, where the legal costs on production deals used to be minimal, the role of entertainment attorneys has grown considerably, forcing producers into a serious legal habit.