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The Fate of Foreign Films, on KCRW

The Fate of Foreign Films, on KCRW

Indie mavens Eamonn Bowles of Magnolia Pictures and Susanne Fedak of Koch/Lorber Films discussed the troubled state of distributing foreign language films in the U.S. on KCRW’s radio show “The Business,” with Claude Brodesser. The program covers several issues, from the ways that big studio divisions scoop up any of the bigger, commercially viable titles, how DVDs have changed the business (Bowles: “we have immediate access to almost anything we want to see”; Fedak: “the press screenings used to be the backbone for critics; now it’s ‘Can I have the DVD?’), audiences “playing it safe” by avoiding theaters in favor of DVD releases and the greater and greater challenges to distributing “quality work” in theaters. If you want to listen to the conversation, go here, and scroll down to the “foreign film” show.

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