While I am certainly a big proponent of blogs, I am an even bigger fan of accuracy. I mention this because I was chatting on AIM yesterday with a film business friend who questioned the validity of Jeffrey Wells’ recent posting that lists some 22 films that Wells says “are set for the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.” The friend speculated that the Wells’ list may in fact be bogus. I hadn’t looked that closely at the list until last night but upon deeper investigation it seems that most of it is in fact wrong. Out of the 22 films listed maybe 4 or 5 will actually be announced as part of the Sundance lineup. If that rate of about 20% accuracy holds up, its quite distressing.
On a related note, I will be moderating indieWIRE’s “Meet the Film Bloggers” event at the Apple Store Soho on December 16th and blog accuracy will no doubt be one of the topics we’ll discuss.