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Keynote from the Sundance Art House Convergence

Below is the video of the keynote speech I gave this past January at the Art House Convergence, an annual event that brings together many of the independent art houses from all over the U.S. and with some representation from the rest of the world. I used the opportunity to give a kind of personal history lesson about the distribution and marketing of indie films, and to draw some lessons for the world we currently live in. A big thank you to Russ Collins of the Michigan Theater for giving me the opportunity to speak, and to Doug Tirola and his team at 4th Row Films for recording it.

These video originally appeared on Thompson on Hollywood, part of the Indiewire network.

PART 1: Don Rugoff and Unplanned Beginnings

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Anyone speak Danish?

De små films store festival

Sidsel Nyholm | 15. januar 2011

Film om eksistensen En lille mormonsk skilandsby er hvert år vært for USA?s vigtigste filmfestival. Robert Redfords Sundance, der går løs i næste uge, har sat uafhængige amerikanske film på verdenskortet

Det meste af året er der stille i Park City, en konservativ mormonsk skilandsby i et lille hjørne af den vestlige amerikanske delstat Utah.

Men stilheden forvandles til et leben i 10 dage hver januar måned, når horder af filmbranchens lykkejægere vælter ind i de tilisede gader for at stå på ski, netværke, feste og – ikke mindst – se og vise film. (more…)

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Filmmakers: the New Breed

Filmmaker Magazine and the Workbook Project are doing a series of reports from Sundance/Slamdance on the new breed of filmmakers–the ones that are taking distribution of their work into their own hands. Below is one segment that the Filmmaker Blog describes as follows:

Filmmakers Zak Forsman and Kevin K. Shah of Sabi Pictures arrive at Park City with an intent to define the questions most relevant to independent distribution options. Insights from Brian Newman, Dan Mirvish, Jon Reiss and Ira Deutchman open a path toward discovering some real solutions.

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