Things are going pretty well for Ted Demme and Joel Stillerman: Their Spanky Pictures just moved into spacious new downtown offices and finished lensing its second feature film, "Noose."
AMERICAN INTL. PICTURES Samuel Z. Arkoff: With his partner, James Nicholson, Arkoff founded AIP in 1954. Perhaps no one is better known as the progenitor of the indie action pictures and exploitation…
Self-distributing filmmakers soon will have a new venue: Hollywood's venerable Egyptian Theater.
French communications company Pathe stumped up the reported $62 million budget for Adrian Lyne's long-finished "Lolita." But it seems that even with that kind of money invested, the Gauls are nervous…
Sidney Furie is on "Top of the World." Not only is that the title of the director's latest project --- Dennis Hopper and Peter Weller star --- but it also describes where one might find the very…
While filmmakers have long been pointing the cameras back at themselves in self-reflexive meditations on the Hollywood machine, rarely have the results of such a film proved as ironic as they have…
There is no winning formula for casting an independent film. It's a down-and-dirty business that requires guts, provides little glamour and often can be humiliating.
It appears that some Disney-boycotting conservative Christians can dish it out but they can't take it.
Next month, Jason Kliot and Joana Vicente --- the husband-and-wife team who founded Open City Films four years ago --- will travel to Vietnam to produce Tony Bui's "Three Seasons."
For the past five years, industryites on the prowl for new talent have gathered on the second Tuesday of the month at Gotham's Tribeca Film Center for First Look, a showcase for the work of new…
While 1996 was widely hailed as the year of the independent, so far, 1997 has offered distributors of specialized product little to cheer about.