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At Cannes: Sandra Schulberg and IndieCollect Call For an Indie Filmmaker Bill of Rights

The Story of a Three Day Pass

In Cannes, Sandra Schulberg, producer, co-founder of IFP (now The Gotham) and head of IndieCollect, participated today in a CNC Discussion on Film Restoration, sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. In her prepared remarks, which she gave to Filmmaker,…  Read more

By May 25, 2022

Commercial Breaks: How AVOD is Providing Independent Film Distribution Opportunities

A man working on a science-fiction-y helmut-looking deviceMinor Premise

As theatrical audiences continue to shrink due to COVID, DVD and Blu-ray sales wane and, for filmmakers, streamer licensing deals trend lower as companies prioritize original production, the film sales distribution business is transforming in real time. We’re now in…  Read more

By Jan 18, 2022

For Licorice Pizza’s Christmas Release, Some Theaters Left Out in the Cold 

Still from Paul Thomas Anderson's "Licorice Pizza"Licorice Pizza

For art-house movie theaters, already struggling during the pandemic, the wide expansion of Paul Thomas Anderson’s critically acclaimed Licorice Pizza on December 25 was seen as a godsend. When the film opened in late November in just four locations, it…  Read more

By Dec 15, 2021

The Year of the Hybrid: 9 Ways to Make the Most of a Hybrid Festival Premiere

Nixon protestors outside the premiere of 18 1/2

This is a very weird time for film festivals and filmmakers. During the first year of the pandemic, it was fairly simple:  Almost every festival around the world became online only. There were a few exceptions, of course: The Göteborg…  Read more

By Oct 13, 2021


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