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.
The leather anniversary of the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival in March was laced with heavy distribber purchasing power as the maturing fest hit its third year.
There was a time when indie film producer Dolly Hall wanted to be an actress. After earning a degree in theater from the University of North Carolina, she returned home to New York, continued her…
Complete Sound Launch Complete Post celebrates its 20th anniversary with the grand opening this month of its stand-alone post-production house, Complete Sound. The building is being called the…
Chris Hanley made the scene at Cannes this year clad in khaki shorts and matching safari hat --- with ear flaps --- and a fire-engine red windbreaker.
Toward the end of 1997, TV viewers around the world will be introduced to "Super Kid," an animated, pint-sized hero who battles evil with five equally combative friends.
When the German New Wave hit U.S. shores in the mid-1970s, then-exhibitor Ray Price made it his personal mission to screen every German film he could get his hands on.
Indie producers Chris Hanley and James Robinson would seem at first glance to have as much in common as Evander Holyfield and Mahatma Gandhi.
"You won't see any 'Bikini Beach' movies from us," declares Rick Leed, president of Wind Dancer Production Group in Burbank.
One of the great things about the indie film community, far-flung and regional as it may appear to be, is the desire (de facto obligation, even) for those who have hit the big time to stay true to…