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Independent (Movie Genre)

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  • Sherry Lansing on Female Film Execs, Hollywood Movies, Cancer Research, Education

    Sherry Lansing, the former prexy of 20th Century Fox, and chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures for 12 years, was at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival this week with her husband, William Friedkin, who received the Crystal Globe for outstanding artistic...
  • Ted Hope Expanding Fandor in Festivals, Filmmakers (EXCLUSIVE)

    Six months after joining Fandor, independent producing stalwart Ted Hope has launched an ambitious expansion of the online service -- with the goal of aiding filmmakers, audiences and festivals. The company is announcing a pair of initiatives: the Fandor...
  • Rian Johnson boarding 'Star Wars' franchise as writer and director

    "Looper" writer-director Rian Johnson will write and direct "Star Wars: Episode VIII" and pen a treatment for Episode IX, a spokesperson for Johnson confirmed to The Times. Johnson, who broke out as a director at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005...
  • Spike Lee on 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus' and Hollywood's Diversity Problem

    Spike Lee's latest horror film, "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus," is about a couple of bloodsuckers, but don't call them vampires. "This is not a vampire story," Lee says from his production offices in Brooklyn. "Vampires can't go out in the day in the Fort...
  • Baltimore-based Camden Arts and Motion Launching as Distributor for Indie Films

    A quartet of Baltimore filmmakers have launched Camden Arts and Motion as a distributor of independent movies. The company is attempting to make itself more attractive to filmmakers by offering gross percentages of box office receipts -- and making...
  • Film academy celebrates Hollywood iconoclast Spike Lee

    Film academy celebrates Hollywood iconoclast Spike Lee
    The American cinematic landscape would be a lot more boring without Spike Lee, who's made a career of stirring things up. Over the last three decades, the 57-year-old African American filmmaker has never played it safe with his often controversial...
  • Richard Linklater on 'Boyhood,' the 'Before' Trilogy and the Luxury of Time

    Fittingly enough for a film about a long, unhurried process of discovery, it wasn't until near the wrap of production that Richard Linklater decided he would call his 16th feature "Boyhood." That was in the summer of 2013, more than a decade after he...
  • 'Napoleon Dynamite' Kicks Off Sundance Next Fest in L.A.

    The Sundance Institute Next Fest will kick off with a 10th anniversary screening of "Napoleon Dynamite" on Aug. 7 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The film, starring Jon Heder and directed by Jared Hess, premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival....
  • Karlovy Vary Fest Spotlights Variety's Critics' Choice Lineup

    The 10 pics championed by variety critics selected to screen at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival next month are an eclectic mix of the year's best-reviewed Euro-backed features. Representing a wide sample of different genres, countries and languages...
  • WATCH: Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig Star in 'The Skeleton Twins' Trailer

    The full-length trailer for dark comedy "The Skeleton Twins" sees "Saturday Night Live" alums Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig perfectly illustrating the trials and tribulations of reuniting with a sibling after a decade apart. "The Skeleton Twins" is...
  • 'I Origins' Helmer Mike Cahill Talks Science and Sequels as Sci-fi Pic Prepares to Open Karlovy Vary

    Variety speaks to writer-director Mike Cahill, whose sci-fi mystery "I Origins" opens the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival on Friday. The pic, which was purchased by Fox Searchlight for worldwide distribution, stars Michael Pitt as a young scientist...