FROM Marina Zenovich
Slated The Business contributor John Horn talks with the founders of Slated, Stephan Paternot and Duncan Cork. They claim that the system of financing independent film is “broken” so they created Slated where credible projects could connect with legitimate financiers to invest in their movies. We also hear from two filmmakers who have found funding through Slated. Marina Zenovich for her Roman Polanski documentary Odd Man OutI; and first time director Christian Camargo for his arthouse indie starring William Hurt and Katie Holmes.
James Mangold on 'Logan' and fighting franchise fatigue Filmmaker James Mangold has been making character-driven dramas for more than 20 years, but lately, he's been in the X-Men superhero business. In his latest film, Logan, Hugh Jackman plays the slashing Marvel mutant one last time, so Mangold wanted to make something more nuanced than the usual comic-book movie.
Russian citizens skeptical of election meddling allegations FBI Director James Comey said today that the Russians did try to influence the U.S. presidential election, and that the FBI is investigating whether that hacking was coordinated with the Trump campaign. Some Russians don’t buy it.
Building homes near freeways, 'Rick Owens: Furniture' The White House wants to roll back fuel economy standards. Could that mean more air pollutants coming out of car tailpipes -- just as LA is seeing a surge of home construction along freeways? And a fashion world provocateur, Rick Owens, talks about designing furniture inspired by land art and brutalist architecture, and raising existential questions on the runway.