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.
As a plotline it's very familiar: A seasoned vet partners with a young, hip rookie and the resultant pairing is explosive, action-packed and profitable (hopefully).
They played in sleazy theaters on the bad side of town before the video industry and then the Internet co-opted the sexploitation biz. They had titles such as "Thar She Blows," "Daughters of the…
When you ask producer Lianne Halfon what kind of projects appeal to her and partners Russell Smith and John Malkovich at their production company Mr. Mudd, she's being only partly glib when she says…
When Will Tyrer and Chris Ball launched financing and production company Newmarket Capital Group in 1994, they preferred not to see themselves in the papers, made cautious investments and generally…
When "Chunhyang" -- the first film by celebrated South Korean director Im Kwon Taek released Stateside -- came to Gotham's Lincoln Plaza (arguably the city's most important arthouse), Lot 47 Films…
A film featuring fast-rising stars Josh Hartnett and Julia Stiles would seem to have commercial potential written all over it. But because the movie climaxes with deadly shootings on a high school…
As far as the indie film biz is concerned, death and taxes aren't the only inevitable things in life. There's one more item on the list: The going is tough and it always will be.
Every year seems to bring another take on how the indies are really in trouble this time and how they will they ever get out of it. And in many respects, 2001 is no exception.
Here's a challenge. Let's lose the label "independent" film, throw it out like we've tossed other dusty anachronisms like "mutually assured destruction," "information superhighway" and "dot-com…
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…
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