One of the great things about Independent Film Week is getting to meet so many other filmmakers who are sharing in the same experience working in independent film. On any given day of the conference you could be sitting next to a producer, director or distributor who might end up … [Read more...] about Notes from the Front Lines with Milo Daemgen, Producer of
Blogging from last year’s Sundance I wrote that “if I could give an award to the camera delivering the most impact on screen at Sundance 2011, it would go to RED One.”That was then. In the 12 months since, ARRI’s Alexa has all but conquered TV series … [Read more...] about Festival Cinematography Notes: Of Sundance, Berlin and the Canon 5D
Everybody has dreams at Sundance. Some dream of distribution deals, others of the respect and recognition that may come with them. The most exuberant dreamers conjure the high seven-figure sales of yesteryear, but the ranks of such folks are dying away, the reality of the new … [Read more...] about Park City Critic’s Notes #2: How Should a Family Be?
It thins out, Park City, usually starting on Monday, but dramatically so by Tuesday. The big premiere parties have come and gone. The agents and sales reps and industry professionals are mostly headed to whatever coast they call home. So too is the sponsored corporate food; if … [Read more...] about Park City Critic’s Notes #4: European Road Trips, Higher Learning, Black Iconoclasts and More
"Those were the rock 'n' roll days." That's how veteran executive Rick Sands remembers the early 1990's, when Bob and Harvey Weinstein dominated markets like the AFM, raking in millions with such titles as "Pulp Fiction," "The English Patient" and "Spy Kids."Of course, that was … [Read more...] about News and notes from the indie film world