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Creative Independence, and How to Keep It

As the industry has matured and more independent filmmakers and creative producers find themselves working with some affiliation to studios, the age-old question of ‘independent of what?’ arises. Are we experiencing another age of independent artists are working successfully within the studio system? If there are indeed more options to ‘set up’ a project, where do producers and filmmakers take their creativity, and how do they hang on to it? What are the implications for optioning and developing material as well as gathering creative elements? How do writers and directors go about maintaining creative autonomy? We’ll hear from those who work within the studio system, those who stay outside it, and those who go back and forth.

Credits

Scott Macaulay
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Effie Brown
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Todd Haynes
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Ted Hope
Panelist
Alexander Payne
Panelist
Christine Vachon
Panelist
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