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Zach Braff Launches Kickstarter for New Indie Film, Bypassing Traditional Hollywood

Zach Braff - THR

Braff tells THR that he turned to Kickstarter over financiers because, "When you’re trying to make these smaller personal art films, the idea of giving final cut away to someone else, it doesn’t make any sense for me." Zach Braff is hoping the internet will kickstart his writing/directing career back to life.


Sundance to honor film critic Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Critic Roger Ebert is receiving an award from Robert Redford's Sundance Institute for his support of independent cinema. Sundance leaders said Thursday that Ebert will receive their Vanguard Leadership Award at a benefit for the institute June 5 in Los Angeles.


Moviegoers demand refunds for silent 'Artist'

Some tell British theater staff they didn't know film lacked dialogue, was in black-and-white.


BBC: 6 independent filmmakers arrested in Iran

Six independent filmmakers have been detained in Iran, the BBC said Monday, describing it as an attempt to pressure the international broadcaster over its coverage of the country's clerical regime.


Disney Sells Miramax to Investors

Disney Sells Miramax to Investors

Walt Disney Co.'s $660 million sale of Miramax Films to a group of investors closed Friday, finally ending the drama in which the entertainment giant struggled to find a buyer for the art-house studio.


Slamdance announces winners

Slamdance announces winners

'Snow and Ashes' takes grand jury prize -- Slamdance's 16th annual fest wrapped Thursday night with the announcement of the fest's winners.


Indie film great Miramax shutters

The Miramax offices in New York and Los Angeles will close their doors today.


'Paranormal Activity' sequel a possibility

Viacom's Paramount Pictures is looking at a sequel to current hit release "Paranormal Activity."


Movie Theater Streams 2K Resolution Film Using BitTorrent

The MPAA has previously been critical of the negative effect it says BitTorrent has on the movie industry, but a recent experiment in a Norwegian movie theater shows that it might actually be of use to them.


Zombie movie made for $70 wowing crowds

A budding British director is enjoying success on a shoestring at Cannes with "Colin," a new zombie feature that cost a scarcely believable $70 to make.


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