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While Amazon says that Source is a win-win for both the retailer and small bookstores, skeptics believe that the service is another way for Amazon to data mine and track the spending patterns of those who frequent smaller retailers. Michael Tucker, owner of the Books Inc. chain in San Francisco, knows that his customers' spending behaviors are extremely valuable for Amazon. »
Film industry pros usually choose between being a “suit” or a “creative,” with business execs rarely attempting artistic careers and vice-versa.
But as traditionally low indie film budgets become microbudgets (with proportionately decreasing salaries), and inflation makes being a struggling artist a bigger struggle, more artists are taking on suit positions as their day jobs. And more film execs are having their cake and eating it, too, by juggling artistic side projects with full-time biz careers.
People from both camps have discovered some inventive opportunities for cross-pollination while maintaining church/state lines in their pursuits. Here are a few who’ve successfully carved out some unconventional career paths.
By day, Nikki Levy develops and produces features as VP at Fox’s Wedge Works banner. By night, she works with some of the same writers on a monthly comedy showcase she founded and hosts called Don’t Tell My Mother. »
- Gregg Goldstein
Filmmakers [pictured] are the latest to join Morgan Spurlock’s commercial production company.
King has directed the likes of Here, which premiered at Sundance and Berlin, and Dutch Harbor, as well as short films such as the award-winning Home Movie.
Spurlock commented: “”Dunne and King each have uniquely beautiful aesthetics in their filmmaking. They are such gifted storytellers and I am ecstatic they have become part of Warpaint.”
“We are impressed with Dunne’s ability to tap into the heart of his subjects and King’s strong visual pedigree,” added Shannon Lords, managing director and executive producer of Warpaint.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ian Sandwell)
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