While the independent market continues to shrink abroad, France remains a vibrant territory for local and foreign indie pics.
South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry has doubled the cap on its two rebates to R20 million ($2.87 million).
The death of independent distribution has been greatly exaggerated.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
The Equalizer1Daily:$3.0M Cumulative:$37.1M Sony / Columbia -63.56%
The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner2Daily:$968,406 Cumulative:$58.9M Fox -77.28%
The Boxtrolls3Daily:$733,441 Cumulative:$18.0M Focus -84.99%
A debate is under way on whether the influx of 3D pics and the growing digitalization of screens in Latin America has been a boon or a setback for indie pics.
Indie film at the upper end of the feeding chain is booming in Russia.
With homevid dying and TV sales still scarce, Italy continues to be a market where theatrical is absolutely crucial.
The out-of-work truck driver finds a job driving for the film industry. A carpenter is retrained to build film sets. A security company about to close its doors finds a way to survive providing…
"We're finding foreign indie films tougher and tougher in the U.K. as the marketplace is so small but the cost of release is so high," says Vertigo Films topper Rupert Preston. "Local films we like."
Korea's theatrical business mirrors the U.S. biz -- box office is rising while admissions are slightly down compared to last year.
For FilmNation prexy Glen Basner, AFM has already begun.