While it may be too soon to tell if "Fahrenheit 9/11" will have an impact on the presidential election, Michael Moore has already influenced the way distribs think about documentaries.
It may be the fastest growing minority group in the U.S., but the Hispanic market is impossible to pigeonhole. While it shares a common language, it also presents a diversity of cultures, tastes and…
Nothing could've prepared distributor Newmarket, or the indie world for that matter, for history to be remade by the box office success of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." Once again proving…
Now in only its second full year of activity, Focus Features has cemented its status as a home for literate films with impressive talent rosters and awards cachet, and is readying its expansion into…
Christian Anthony & Jason Klein It’s tricky to navigate the complexities of the Web and work them to one’s advantage when promoting a film. Many marketers are turning to specialists like Special Ops…
The beat may be going on, but in the world of indie film in the past five years, it has definitely been coming from a different drummer.
Sept. 10Criminal (Warner Bros. Independent) A Letter to True (Zeitgeist) Reconstruction (Palm) September Tapes (ThinkFilm) Testosterone (Strand) When Will I Be Loved (IFC) Sept. 17Anatomy of Hell…
Who would have expected Lions Gate Films to wind up on top of the indie heap? Not only does it get to share in the glory (and some of the money) of Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," but it has a…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Margaret Herrick Library has received a collection of items documenting the career of Katharine Hepburn, which the org says is among the most…
Jonathan Caouette and Shane Carruth couldn't be more different as filmmakers, but these disparate 31-year-old tyros have proved you don't need money, training or connections to be an indie sensation.