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NEW YORK -- Writer-director Alan Hruska
, producer Alan Klingenstein
and marketing executive Pete Taylor have launched independent film Web site Filmcatcher.com.
The site will feature forums, indie film news and a digital storefront to purchase movies. The destination is launching this week with coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival.
Taylor, CEO of the new site, was formerly vp services at Donnelley Marketing and chief technical officer at Princeton Review. Hruska wrote and directed indie films "Nola
" and "The Warrior Class
", and Klingenstein is the founder of Filbert Steps Prods., for which he produced the films "Forever Fabulous
" and "Two Family House
The site's acquisitions, sales, distribution and operations will be headed by indie film veterans Marie-Therese Guirgis, Al Cattabiani
, Andrew Herwitz
and Cristina Garza
Cattabiani was CEO of Wellspring Media and is the president and founder of film and TV distribution company 409 Entertainment. Guirgis, who will be an acquisitions consultant at Filmcatcher, was formerly senior vp acquisitions and distribution at Wellspring.