One big question on the minds of IM Global's Stuart Ford, Participant Media's Jim Berk and others: Can the emerging markets handle larger-budget films?
In the movie business, the label "art film" isn't always a deal-breaker. Nowhere is this more apparent than at Cannes.
Known for its big-budget tentpoles, Legendary Pictures is now ready to try its hand at lower budget fare, setting up the thriller “As Above, So Below.” John and Drew Dowdle will co-write the pic with…
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While traditional investors may have gotten skittish, film fans are stepping up to help fund the indies they most want to see.
Reports of the death of New York independent filmmaking have been greatly exaggerated.
A new study offers reassurance for studio heads worried about runaway budgets.