The bit of news out of CineVegas that seems to have gone unmentioned are their new dates — June 10-15. Meaning they’ve cut their last weekend.
Instead they’ll unspool the fest over one long one. It’s not only a sign of the times, but a good move. A week at the Palms — or a week in Vegas, for that matter — is a long stay. CineVegas is one of my favorite fests, but I’ve never lasted the full run.
The fest will open with the world preem of Hue Rhodes‘ comedy “Saint John of Las Vegas” starring Steve Buscemi, Sarah Silverman, Peter Dinklage, and Tim Blake Nelson.
Artistic Director Trevor Groth singled out the film’s financing — from IndieVest — as a sign of what’s to come. (Tim Blake Nelson is on their Advisory Board.)
Calling themselves a “new standard for independent filmmaking,” the group says they are a collection of high-net-worth individuals that produce features with guaranteed distribution.
Who’s running their distribution arm? No one knows yet, but it’s apparently someone. Someone over 30.
From their website:
President of Theatrical Distribution (Domestic)
This position has been filled with a 30 year industry veteran and will be officially announced shortly.
Check out the full CineVegas lineup here.