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Let’s say you were one of Twitter’s initial hires. The IPO has made you a multi-millionaire. Being in the Bay Area you’ve had a front row seat (courtesy of The San Francisco Film Society) how strategic film investments at critical times can make great cinema live (BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, FRUITVALE STATION, SHORT TERM 12, TEST, and so on). You have an idea that if contribute a bit here and there you can help bring the Bay Area Cinema Renaissance into being. Now you are trying to figure all you need to know about investing in film. Where are you at? What more do you need to know? [...]
Did you notice what happened yet again last week? The appreciation for diversity in our culture was demonstrated. Or was it another vote against pure market forces as the driver of culture? Depending on how you squint, you might have recognized it as either the proof of principle that a change is going to come, or a battle cry that is starting to build towards a universal “I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore”. A downpour of bricks thrown with love towards a beast that maybe just won’t ever get it? Hope or fear? I think what I heard is that hope is here. [...]
What would Variety, Hollywood Reporter, IndieWire, The Wrap, MovieCityNews, Filmmaker Magazine & Deadline report if a single film company took the following awards at Sundance this year?
- Narrative Grand Jury Prize
- Audience Award For Narrative Film
- Best Directing of a Narrative Film
- Best Directing of a Documentary Film
- Special Jury Award For Documentary Film #1
- Special Jury Award For Documentary Film #2
I can’t help but think they would announce the arrival of a powerhouse.
Well, allow me the pleasure of breaking such an announcement. [...]