It was a very good morning for IFC Films and Sundance Selects.The indie distributor scored its first Oscar nomination for best picture for "Boyhood," the 12-years-in-the-making story of one young man's journey into adulthood, along with bids for the documentary "Finding Vivian Maier" and Marion Cotillard for her work in "Two Days, One Night."It's "Boyhood," however, that looms largest. The picture is up for six statuettes, including nominations for director Richard Linklater and actors Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette."'Boyhood,' though...
Sehring was part of the team that launched The Independent Film Channel in 1994 and subsequently created IFC Films and IFC Prods., which produced Kimberly Peirce’s “Boys Don’t Cry,” Mira Nair’s “Monsoon Wedding” and Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood,” which was nominated for six Academy Awards including best picture, director, supporting actor for Ethan Hawke and supporting actress for Patricia Arquette, who won. Shot between 2002 and 2013, “Boyhood” grossed $44 million worldwide on a $4 million budget.
Under Sehring’s leadership, the company launched IFC Midnight, a genre label established in 2010, which features horror, science fiction, thrillers and action movies; and Sundance Selects, launched in 2009 to distribute prestige films
that focus on American independents, documentaries and world cinema.
Sehring led IFC Films’ theatrical/VOD day-and-date distribution model, touted as the first distribution company to release films in this way. He also oversaw the design and construction of the IFC Center to create a cinema that shows arthouse films in the heart of Greenwich Village.
Films distributed by IFC include “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” Steven Soderbergh’s “Che,” Miranda July’s “Me and You and Everyone We Know,” Alfonso Cuaron’s “Y tu mama también” and Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11.”