Too many independents?

Posted by · 4:38 pm · October 21st, 2008

I know I’m just one of many who have been concerned about the future of independent film, following the closing in quick succession of Picturehouse and Warner Independent Pictures, and the incorporation of Paramount Vantage into the main body of the studio. Someone who has a different perspective on matters, however, is Miramax head Daniel […]

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The long journey to Searchlight for Boyle’s ‘Slumdog’

Posted by · 8:37 am · September 18th, 2008

The Envelope’s John Horn does a wonderful job today of reporting on the long, winding road home for director Danny Boyle and his festival hit “Slumdog Millionaire.”  Fox Searchlight has handled the domestic distribution of most of the director’s titles, but “Slumdog” had to face some trials and tribulations to get there. Here’s a taste: […]

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The nominees react

Posted by · 10:30 am · January 23rd, 2007

After a few weeks of frigid, citrus terrorizing temperatures, if you step outside this morning in Los Angeles, it’s a beautiful, cloudless, sunny day. But it’s a little sunnier for those who were greeted with Oscar nominations, whether expected or unexpected. I had the opportunity to talk with a few of the lucky souls who’ve […]

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