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The Disruptors Who Made Agencies So Vital To Indie Film

Thursday, May 18, 2017   (0 Comments)
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From Deadline:

When the major talent agencies—CAA, WMA & Endeavor (now WME) and UTA—started indie film departments, the idea was to help big clients get their passion—some called them vanity—projects made. That seems like a million years ago. These departments have become such prolific generators that they have become the life blood of independent films, especially the mid-budget segment of films for grown-ups that studios orphaned as they covet global tent poles and micro-budget genre movies.

An entire ecosystem now swims around these agencies as they marry financiers to scripts and packages, building movies from the ground floor and selling them to distributors at script stage, when partially shot, or after they’ve been finished.

- Read the full article at Deadline.com


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