Note: Oscars Don’t Finance Films

Note: Oscars Don’t Finance Films

Why are Kathryn Bigelow & Mark Boal, the Oscar wining director & writer of The Hurt Locker, having to leak their pitch to the press to drum up financial support?

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Technology Good News & Bad News for Indie Films

Technology Good News & Bad News for Indie Films

There’s good news and bad news about technology for independent filmmakers. It’s cheaper and easier to make a film: anyone can make a movie with a low-price camera and a laptop. But the bad news is, independent films are competing for distribution and exhibition screens with big budget studio movies – and those movies are benefiting from some pretty nifty technology, too. Is there still room at the multiplex for the personal storytelling and character-driven drama of indie film?

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