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Independent (Movie Genre)

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  • Los Angeles Film Festival looking to get in on the action

    In the hopes of finding the next indie film breakout, Hollywood heavyweights annually weather the bitter cold of Park City, Utah, and fly thousands of miles to the South of France. But persuading those same movie executives to brave traffic from the...
  • '22 Jump Street': Phil Lord, Chris Miller are a fresh brand in comedy

    '22 Jump Street': Phil Lord, Chris Miller are a fresh brand in comedy
    Channing Tatum simply couldn't come up with enough curse words fast enough, so Jonah Hill stepped into the vulgarity breach. The actors were improvising a scene about improvisation last October, as the "21 Jump Street" veterans were graduating from...
  • Six Speciality Films That Could Bring the Heat This Summer

    Every summer a handful of plucky indie movies jump into the mainstream, thanks to filmgoers who want more nutritional value than that offered by the season's popcorn pics. This year's notable breakouts include Fox Searchlight's "The Grand Budapest Hotel,"...
  • Juck Somsaman: Why the Asian Pacific Animation Scene Is Booming

    One of the key narratives at the Annecy festival's International Animation Film Market (MIFA) is the burgeoning attendance of participants from Asia. Variety spoke to Juck Somsaman from Thailand's The Monk Studios, whose "Duck Fight: Fist of the Feather"...
  • Los Angeles Film Festival names 2014 jurors

    Los Angeles Film Festival names 2014 jurors
    "Short Term 12" director Destin Daniel Cretton, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" editor Lynzee Klingman and "Middle of Nowhere" composer Kathryn Bostic are among the jury members of this year's Los Angeles Film Festival, which kicks off Wednesday and...
  • Exit of Film4 Topper Creates Worry in British Biz

    Channel 4's movie arm Film4 is one of the pillars of the British film industry, alongside BBC Films and the British Film Institute, so when its longtime chief Tessa Ross recently said she would be stepping down, it sent a frisson through the biz. Ben...
  • Medient Joins Kamal Swaroop in Battle for 'Benaras'

    Feature-length documentary "The Battle for Benaras," about the Indian elections, has been set as the first film from the new slate of U.S. indie outfit Medient Studios. The film is currently in production, directed by Kamal Swaroop and produced by Manu...
  • CANNES: Spain's Low-Budget Pics Come with High Ambitions

    Since 2012 the number of low-budget movies in Spain has surged, becoming a way for a new generation of filmmakers to overcome the paucity of financing. Some of Spain's most exciting movies of late have cost under €1 million ($1.39 million) and snatched...
  • 'Fifi,' 'Bug,' 'Manakamana' Win at Buenos Aires' Bafici

    MADRID - Mitra Farahani's portrait of Iranian artist Bahamn Mohasses, "Fifi Howls With Happiness" topped the International Competition at the 16th Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI), which wrapped Sunday. Distinguished with a...
  • Q&A: Robert De Niro Admits He Hasn't Seen Any of Tribeca's Films This Year

    Tribeca Enterprises made headlines last month when it sold 50% of its stake to the Madison Square Garden Co. Variety caught up with Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, who founded the company in 2003, to talk about this year's festival, which starts on...
  • Sharon Stone Seduces Jay Baruchel for 'The Graduate' Live Read

    Film Independent at LACMA closed out its season Thursday with a Live Read of "The Graduate." Director Jason Reitman led the event. Before the Live Read began, Reitman made an announcement that someone very special was in the packed 600-seat Bing Theatre....