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The Right Time to Sell? Pinpointing Trends in Independent Film Sales

[Image: Cristin Milioti and Andy Samberg in Palm Springs, courtesy of Sundance Institute/photo by Chris Willard)

Just as the marketplace for independent features is shifting on the distribution side, so is the world of film financing. Since 2009, raising financing for low- to mid-budget films has been in a state of flux, a series of changes…  Read more

By Mar 17, 2020

Fast, Cheap and Good

Mark Terry on fire

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By Dec 10, 2019

Outta Respect: Remembering the Goodfellas Diner

“We tried to do everything we could.” “What do you mean?” “You know what I mean. He’s gone. And we couldn’t do nothing about it.” So kicks off an iconic sequence in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas, the emotional summit of a movie…  Read more

By Oct 31, 2019

Outer Visions: Leo Goldsmith and Gregory Zinman on Serving as Ad Astra‘s Experimental Film Consultants

Brad Pitt in Ad Astra

It’s a rare thing for scholars to be asked to serve as advisors on studio films of any size, no matter the topic. (Hell, we’re usually not even asked to authenticate representations of academia itself.) So, it came as a…  Read more

By Sep 4, 2019


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