For the time being, the threat of a guild strike is mostly a boon for indie producers, as distributors stockpile projects to offset a potential work stoppage.
There are far more appealing things to do in the movie business than enter the world of domestic distribution.
German-born, Swiss-reared helmer Marc Forster has shot Stateside (most recently "Stranger Than Fiction") and in Europe ("Finding Neverland"). In bringing Khaled Hosseini's book "The Kite Runner" to…
It's easy to lament the state of the art film in today's marketplace. What's hard: finding a way to bring provocative films to U.S. audiences without disregarding the bottom line. These three…
Hollywood fired the opening shots of its campaign to bring the war in Iraq and on terror to U.S. auds with the Venice world preems of Brian De Palma's "Redacted" and Paul Haggis' "In the Valley of…
Directors Julie Delpy, Tom McCarthy, Richard Kelly, Paprika Steen, Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden and cinematographer Chris Doyle sound off on indispensable filmmaking instruments.
What do you do when you have an old-fashioned horror movie and you're an indie distrib? Borrow a page from studio history and market it like a traditional suspense thriller.
In one of the biggest nonfiction acquisitions ever, ThinkFilm's $2.5 million purchase of David Sington's Apollo space doc "In the Shadow of the Moon" also marks the company's biggest cash outlay and…
Michael Moore's "Sicko" is, by any measure, a documentary blockbuster, raking in ticket sales at the box office. But unlike recent years, Moore's fellow documentarians haven't followed his success.
The scoop: Locations, locations, locations. Plus assistance from the Vienna Film Fund -- E8 million ($10.7 million) distributed annually to films with Austrian co-producers -- and the Austrian film…
Writing, producing and directing a pair of indie films should have made me immune to unpleasant surprises.