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VAR & THR | Troubles in Indiewood

By Indiewire | Indiewire June 6, 2008 at 3:34AM

"Some specialty divisions seem to get it; others don't," writes Variety's Anne Thompson, surveying the recent cutbacks in Indiewood. Recent news of the demise of both Picturehouse and Warner Independent Pictures, followed by this week's announcement of a consolidation involving Paramount Vantage has industry insiders pondering the future. The Hollywood Reporter also looks at the situation today. "There are two ways of viewing all these changes: either that the market is falling apart or that this is a healthy shakeout," a producer told HR.
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"Some specialty divisions seem to get it; others don't," writes Variety's Anne Thompson, surveying the recent cutbacks in Indiewood. Recent news of the demise of both Picturehouse and Warner Independent Pictures, followed by this week's announcement of a consolidation involving Paramount Vantage has industry insiders pondering the future. The Hollywood Reporter also looks at the situation today. "There are two ways of viewing all these changes: either that the market is falling apart or that this is a healthy shakeout," a producer told HR.