Who’s Independent Now?: A winter storm warning is in effect for Park City, Utah, but four inches of snow did not affect the first day of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. In the opening press conference, Robert Redford declared: “This is the only festival that I know about in the world that is purely independent,” raising more than a few eyebrows. Film… Continue reading Sundance in 60 Seconds: World's Only “Purely Independent” Fest; Reactions to Opening Night World Premieres
After several days of rioting in the streets of London, resulting in mass looting and rampant destruction with no end in sight, the chaos has made its way to the film community in devastating form. Last night, an uncontrollable fire was started at the Pias/Sony distribution centers in Enfield, London, burning the 20,000-square-foot warehouse and completely destroying its stock of over 120,000 DVDs.
As evidenced by the Twitter… Continue reading Sony's Independent Film Distributor Burned to the Ground During London Riots (VIDEO)
Specialty Film Researcher Jeremy Juuso explains why filmmakers shouldn't compromise their vision in favor of attempting to appeal to a broader set of moviegoers.
CANNES, France ? This year’s Cannes Film Festival is filled with big-budget movies like “Puss in Boots” and “Kung Fu Panda 2,” but on Thursday … Continue reading Cannes honors women in independent productions
Countdown to the 2011 Academy Awards: First stop — The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards…. Last Night star Eva Mendes and two-time Spirit nominee Jeremy Renner announced the nominees for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards from the London Hotel in West Hollywood on Tuesday morning. Drama Winter’s Bone and comedy The Kids Are All Right [...] Continue reading 2011 Independent Spirit Award Nominees