Dan Bianchi of VideoTheater NYC and Shane Snipes of Indieville organized an indie film “summit” in December to discuss and drum up support for a network of Gotham’s indie groups, which they have tentatively titled IndieScreens.
Network’s main purpose is to coordinate the groups’ marketing efforts to increase audiences and screening opportunities for low-budget indie pics. A Web site will be launched in early January containing a list of the groups involved, their submission information and a calendar of citywide screenings, which will also be sent out in a regular mass email.
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