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Editor’s Letter

in Issues
on Oct 11, 2022

When Irwin Young, longtime chairman of DuArt Film Laboratories, died earlier this year at the age of 94, there was an outpouring of tributes, remembrances and praise for a businessman and technical innovator who was “foundational to the indie film movement,” as David Leitner wrote on our website. “Irwin not only simplified and streamlined postproduction, he stepped to the plate to help ‘impecunious’ (his word) indie filmmakers too many times to count, cutting deals, OK’ing delayed payments, sometimes even investing in the films themselves. As a consequence, iconic filmmakers working today—too many to list here—got a leg up when they […]

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