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Independent (Movie Genre)

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  • Allen J. Schwalb, Longtime Film Financier, Dies at 76

    Allen J. Schwalb, a financier of major motion pictures including "Dirty Harry," "Rocky," "Rambo" and "Rain Man," died on July 14. He was 76. Most recently, in late 2013, Schwalb's Star Partners Inc. and Nashville-based Hummingbird Productions and its...
  • Sundance Film Festival Expanding to Hong Kong

    The Sundance Film Festival is expanding its reach into Hong Kong through a screening series in September. The Sundance Institute and Metroplex will present new American independent films, accompanied by filmmakers and festival organizers at the...
  • Directors Like 'Whiplash's' Damien Chazelle Drum Up Attention With Short Films

    Like the intensely single-minded drummer Miles Teller plays in "Whiplash," its writer-director, Damien Chazelle, did not arrive on the world stage unprepared. In fact, exactly one year before his white-knuckle feature won Sundance's grand jury prize,...
  • Toronto Film Festival: Michael Douglas continues to reach

    Toronto Film Festival: Michael Douglas continues to reach
    Long before Gordon Gekko, Liberace and “Fatal Attraction’s” Dan Gallagher, Michael DouglasĀ  gained fame, and an Oscar, for producing “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” The film took best picture and a bevy of other...
  • Voltage President Nicolas Chartier Finds His Element at Toronto Festival

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Voltage Pictures president Nicolas Chartier is in his element at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. He formed Voltage as a sales company a decade ago with Dean Devlin and came to Toronto in 2008 with Voltage's first produced...
  • Toronto Film Fest Market Faces Challenges With Platform Changes, Global Politics

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Sellers at this week's Toronto Film Festival hope to ride the wave of Cannes and Sundance, which saw a healthy number of deals close earlier in the year. But by no means does that suggest that the movie business is in full...
  • Int'l Festival Heads Criticize China Over Beijing Indie Event Closure

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - HONG KONG -- More than a dozen international film festival heads have signed a petition denouncing the Chinese authorities' halting of the 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival. The petition is signed by leading festival...
  • Dowdle brothers overcome challenges to shoot film, 'As Above/So Below'

    Dowdle brothers overcome challenges to shoot film, 'As Above/So Below'
    If you had to guess which movie director was recently the first to be granted access to the nonpublic areas of the catacombs six stories beneath the streets of Paris, you might say, Luc Besson, Leos Carax or another of France's most prominent names....
  • Venice: Good Films To Release 'Short Skin' in Italy (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Indie distributor good Films will handle the Italian release of "Short Skin." Films Boutique has acquired for international sales for the feature. Lead produced by Tuscany's La Regle du Jeu in an unusual three-way Italy-Iran-...
  • Producer Ted Hope: Indies Need to Take the Next Step

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - One of the pivotal figures of independent filmmaking during the fertile period of the 1990s and 2000s, Ted Hope has produced films by auteurs including Ang Lee, Nicole Holofcener, Todd Solondz, Todd Haynes, Bart Freundlich,...
  • Could Corbin Bernsen be in Bethlehem as early as April?

    Could Corbin Bernsen be in Bethlehem as early as April?
    Bethlehem got a little star power last year when actors Corbin Bernsen, Taylor Spreitler and friends scoured the city for spots to shoot their "passion project," a coming-of-age movie titled "Bethlehem." They said they wanted authenticity and revised...