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Watch: Great TV is Cannibalizing the Indie Film Audience

“It’s harder and harder to get audiences to see independent films because I think there are other entities fighting for their entertainment hours,” said Michael Barker, co-president/co-founder, Sony Pictures Classics. “For my money, the best independent films being made today are things like The Night Of or Fargo on FX. It’s taking the audience to a certain extent.”

In the above exclusive video from Sundance Institute’s Creative Producing Summit, Barker chats with Len Amato, President, HBO Films, about how The Wire lured indie film audiences to TV, what films work better on TV, and more.

 

 

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