“Indiewire follows me wherever I go,” Brian Clark once said. His Facebook page, now a memorial to the digital media producer and longtime member of the film community, indicates that this is a huge part of Brian’s legacy — an uplifting spirit who served as both a pioneer and a mentor to filmmakers, friends, media professionals, and the transmedia community alike.
Among the many loving tributes is one from Indiewire founder Eugene Hernandez, now Deputy Director at Film Society of Lincoln Center. In Indiewire’s early years, Clark circled a memo entitled, “Indiewire is a brand, dammit!” Says Hernandez: “It took me time to fully comprehend what Brian meant, but once I totally got it, we were really on our way. Indiewire will be 19 years old next month!”