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I’ll be moderating an IFP-sponsored panel this coming Monday on the challenges of the current distribution environment for indies, focusing on filmmakers who have persisted despite initial adversity to see their films out in the marketplace. It’s linked to the New York opening of Caveh Zahedi’s I Am a Sex Addict and tickets cost ten bucks, but $8 of the ticket price goes back to the theater screening Caveh’s film and you get a voucher enabling you to see the movie during the first week. We’re doing it, obviously, to help Caveh’s grosses in the first week as these are the numbers that will determine how many other theaters around the country decide to book the film. Caveh’s on the panel, of course, but there’s also going to be Debra Granik (Down to the Bone) and Jay Duplass, whose The Puffy Chair is upcoming from Roadside Attractions.

Again, it’s this coming Monday — click on the link above for more details and I hope to see you there.

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