Beginning with the hiring of Morgan Rector in 1989, Imperial Bank Entertainment Group carved out a niche for itself as a key player in independent film financing. So in November 2000, when…
With the deflation of the dot-com balloon and a slowing economy, funds for indie filmmakers are tougher to find these days. But while traditional avenues are feeling the pinch, a new player…
Interior. Hollywood studio exec's office. Pitch meeting. "It's 'Rugrats in Paris' meets 'Rashomon,'" says the hopeful writer. "With a Julia Roberts type as the lead," adds his partner.
Margaret Hall, the busy mother and homemaker played by Tilda Swinton in Scott McGehee and David Siegel's upcoming suspenser "The Deep End," is the kind of comfortable middle class consumer, who is…
Critic F.X. Feeney picks five fest circuit faves that are strong candidates for U.S. distribution.
Will the indie world ever shake the bitter legacy of foreign-funded high fliers such as Carolco, Orion, Hemdale, et al.? Not if the guilds have anything to do with it.
When helmer Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" became the top story in the international film biz this past year, it did more than establish a box office high water mark for foreign-language…
After counting the hurdles that foreign films face in America, one can only say Mamma mia!
In the world of low-budget filmmaking, few things come cheap or easy. The Edit Center in New York City is doing its best to help ease the pain. Founded in 1999 by indie editor Alan Oxman ("Welcome to…
What a difference a year makes. While just 12 months ago digital filmmaking was a novelty, this year everyone from Julie Delpy to the kid next door is making a digital feature.