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in Filmmaking
on Jan 16, 2004


I ran into producer Mary Jane Skalski at the Salt Lake City airport this morning on the way into Park City, and she — along with an e-mail from director Jem Cohen — gave me material for an embarassing first post out of Sundance. In our new issue of Filmmaker, Anthony Kaufman writes in his “New York Scene” column about directors who choose, for whatever reason, not to make the festival and premiere their films in other venues. He writes about Michael Kang, whose Motel was unable to be finished in time, and also Jem Cohen, who is currently completing his new film Chain. Unfortunately, an editing mistake transposed the titles of two Cohen films, making it seem that Cohen has submitted Chain to Sundance only to see it rejected. This is not true. Cohen had actually said that his features Benjamin Smoke and Instrument had been turned down by the festival, but he didn’t submit Chain and is still working on its postproduction. Our apologies to Jem and Mary Jane for the mistake and for the confusion it may have caused.

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