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    Eugene Hernandez: 5 Hot Topics at #SXSW

    It might be a stretch to say that South by Southwest is having growing pains, but such a statement is actually not that far from the truth. When all is said and done, 2010 will be remembered as a watershed for SXSW. In short, it's the year that the film and interactive events dwarfed the an...

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    Eugene Hernandez: The *new* Miramax?

    March 3, 2010, Somewhere Over the United States - "I think festivals need to reinvent themselves," Geoff Gilmore told my colleague Brian Brooks yesterday, during a phone conversation.

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    Eugene Hernandez: Before Berlin Begins, The Ten Best from Sundance 2010

    Berlin, Germany: February 10, 2010 -- When does a festival end? Even after a fest finishes screening films it can take days to take stock and gain some perspective on the event. For me, the Sundance Film Festival actually ends today, the day before I dive into another festival and a fresh crop of ne...

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    Lynette Howell: “Are we looking at every option, or are we taking the easy way out?"

    The following is the text of "Blue Valentine" producer Lynette Howell’s keynote speech (as prepared and delivered to indieWIRE today) from the Sundance Producer's Brunch on Sunday, January 24 at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

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    Eugene Hernandez: The Doctor Is In.

    New York, NY, January 11, 2010 -- Next Thursday, the 2010 Sundance Film Festival will kick-off in Utah, ushering in a new decade of American indie cinema. This week, before the fest begins, we're going to spend some time pondering where we are and where we've been by looking at the current and recen...

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    Steven Beer: A Decade of Filmmaker Empowerment Coming

    For many independent filmmakers and producers, 2010 - starting with the upcoming Sundance Film Festival - figures to be a watershed year and the beginning of a Decade of Filmmaker Empowerment. After years of disenchantment with traditional all-rights distribution deals, filmmakers and producers are...

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    Eugene Hernandez: New Year, New Model

    December 21, 2009, New York, NY -- "Doing it the old way really doesn't work," according to film producer Thomas Woodrow, "So few films actually succeed that way." It's a sentiment that's been shared in countless panel discussions and private conversations in 2009. Now, with a new year and another c...

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    Eugene Hernandez: Tracking the Critics

    December 14, 2009, New York, NY -- In theaters, via VOD, online and DVD, more and more movies are available on various platforms these days, but with so many options, how do you filter to find new and classic films? Personally speaking, I mainly rely on friends and film critics.

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    James Schamus: "[The] assertions here are unequivocal, hurtful, and remarkable"

    indieWIRE received the following from James Schamus this week, in a response to a recent indieWIRE article that mentioned "Brokeback Mountain." We are publishing his comments in their entirety.

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    Eugene Hernandez: The Future of Festivals?

    December 7, 2009, New York, NY -- Film festivals are changing.

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