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iW ROUND UP | Monday, October 20th

iW ROUND UP | Monday, October 20th

indieWIRE’s snapshot of news and views from around the web on Wednesday.

“Gomorrah Writer Dodges Camorra Mafia
Roberto Saviano, writer of the book “Gomorrah” and co-writer of the script for the Cannes grand jury prize winner that takes a tough look at the mob, is trying to stay safe in Italy. [LAT]

Oscar Shuffle
Rounding up a week of changes in the race for Oscar for “The Road,” “The Soloist” and “Defiance.” [HR]

Krokidas for “Darlings”
John Krokidas will direct “Kill Your Darlings” for Killer Films, based on a script by he and Austin Bunn. [Variety]

Digging Into Kaufman
Anticipating the release of “Synecdoche, New York,” David Carr tries to get a better sense of the movie and Charlie Kaufman. [NYT]

Fest Funding
Too many festivals? Not for long if the economy continues to hurt smaller events. “This year has been tough. We had to tighten our belt,” one organizer said. Others simply went out of business. [Variety]

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