Variety launches the fourth year of the Variety Studio filmmaker video series on Friday in Park City.
Sundance Film Festival
Veteran buyers unveil raft of new distribution labels at the fest.
With more buyers vying for product at this year's Sundance Film Festival, pre-fest buys have been unusually active as some companies hope to avoid the festival crunch.
Buzz-worthy pics include "Another Earth," "My Idiot Brother," "Margin Call" and "Red State."
Now that the indie finance model has collapsed and foreign presales and hedge funds have dried up, helmers have had to get creative, innovating new ways of survival, everything from slashing budgets…
Forgoing past cinematic stereotypes, today's Native American and indigenous filmmakers opt for contemporary stories told in their own languages, with actors cast from their own communities.
Securing a Sundance docu competition screening slot is already a coup, but filmmaker Tiffany Shlain has a strategy for how to extend the buzz beyond the screening.
Veterans of the Sundance Film Festival know it's coming. They may not know when or where, but at some point, a Park City newbie will have an epiphany: "Man, the documentaries are so good!"
Sundance Institute and Indian conglom Mahindra Group have inked to support indie movies.
Pact comes after several successful collaborations.
Enormously entertaining chiller embellishes the candid, caught-on-video format to thrilling effect.