The Turning Leaf Coastal Reserve Someone to Watch Award, one of three $20,000 grants doled out at the Spirit Awards, is the oldest coin prize at the indie kudofest.
James Schamus has a doomsday scenario for the Independent Spirit Awards a few years from now: Instead of honoring the diversity and tenacity of low-budget filmmakers, he says, "the most coveted award…
For any nonprofit organization, good business means successful fund-raising. For the Independent Feature Project/L.A., the Independent Spirit Awards -- which boasts a bevy of major corporate donors…
Independent Feature Project's Spirit Award nominees are selected by committee debate -- a process more akin to the deliberations of a film festival jury than the vote of a secret society.
The idea to update Leo Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" came to helmer Bernard Rose long before the death of CAA agent Jay Moloney, but when "Ivansxtc" bowed industryites couldn't help but draw…
Writer-director David Jacobson's creepy biopic of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer seemed an unlikely candidate for success.
Tickets for the Independent Spirit Awards are among the hottest invites around -- as hard to get, by some accounts, as those for the Academy Awards.
In its seventh year, the Independent Spirit Awards' DirecTV/IFC Truer Than Fiction Award, and a $20,000 grant, will be presented to an up-and-coming documaker whose work hasn't received significant…
Rebecca Miller wasn't thinking about directing when she started work on her book of short stories about women on the verge of change. But when Gary Winick approached her about doing a low-budget…
Spotting producing talent is not always as straight-forward as, say, identifying up-and-coming directors.