Sundance Film Festival 2008: Five Key Trends and Must-knows for Indie Directors and Producers
Copyright (c) 2008 Daniel Lafleche
The Sundance Film Festival, though firmly in its mid-twenties and suffering all the expected crises, is one of the world’s most important cinema venues. It’s been said that what plays well up in the mountains of Park City this year will be trickling into the Hollywood mainstream by the summer after next. If this is true, the 2008 iteration of the festival leaves us with a lot to think about. Here are 5 things to chew on as American movies face what is likely a pivotal year.
5. Trouble in Hollywood is not necessarily good news for indies. At the outset of the festival the Writer’s Guild strike dominated conversation. Prognosticators expected a buying frenzy at Sundance 2008 as studios searched nervously for films to fill their potentially empty release slate. However, at the same time,