Free-flowing wine in the theater lobby, lavish parties at local winery estates, and a chance to talk film with an eclectic group of filmmakers and locals -- what's not to like? The 5-year-old Sonoma…
One year after merging with the Independent Feature Project West, the Los Angeles Film Festival has emerged as one of the most filmmaker-friendly, community-oriented festivals around.
The imminent start of the school year may be exciting for the kids, but it often represents the end of a long and winding road for parents.
From the ethereal electronica of Air to the cerebral noise of Sonic Youth, alternative musicians are increasingly punctuating and revitalizing their careers by composing scores for an array of…
The AFMA's American Film Market is certainly the place to sell indie films to a wide range of foreign buyers. But although the organization started as a market, its continuing year-round activities…
Anthony Bregman has spent nearly his whole career under the wing of powerhouse Gotham production shingle Good Machine, recently acquired by Universal and renamed Focus.
While Matthew Greenfield has produced all three of his films with the same director, Miguel Arteta, that doesn't mean they're permanently joined at the hip. Greenfield has projects in development…
If the Soviet Union was still united, Eden Wurmfeld might still be there toiling away on women's health projects instead of producing one of the hottest specialty titles in recent months, "Kissing…
It wasn't exactly "La Grande Bouffe," but the champagne flowed freely as L.A.'s Franco-American entertainment community gathered at the opening reception for the City of Lights, City of Angels French…
Seattle filmmaker Paul Willis isn't sitting around whining about how hard it is to get financing for independent films. He's doing something about it -- finding coin for his contempo take on "Hedda…
Change is the name of the game at the 8-year old Los Angeles Film Festival. Last year it joined up with the Independent Feature Project/West and shortened its name.