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Filmmaker Survey: Is Diversity Important? And What's the Best Way to Achieve It?

3 March 2015 8:46 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Given the shocking lack of diversity at this year's Academy Awards and in the film industry at large, we asked a selection of independent filmmakers to share their thoughts on diversity in the film industry. Read More: Why We Need Diversity Incentives for Film and Television Specifically, participants were asked to respond to the following questions: Is diversity important to the film industry? If so, what's the best way to achieve it? We prompted filmmakers to include any specific examples they've had in their own careers and promised to feature their unedited responses, which we've done below: Hannah Fidell ("A Teacher," "6 Years") If all films were made by American straight white men from upper middle class families, films would quickly become pretty boring. Diversity is important in any artistic medium. The only way I know how to change this is to keep making films the best I can, no matter »

- Paula Bernstein

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SXSW First Look: Hannah Fidell's '6 Years' Stars Farmiga and Rosenfield as a Couple in Crisis

4 February 2015 9:22 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Writer/director Hannah Fidell emerged from Sundance 2013 as a filmmaker to follow with her unsettling May-December drama "A Teacher." Her next film, "6 Years," also turns on a twisty relationship—though one far less taboo than the teacher-student bond seen in her debut. Premiering in South by Southwest's narrative competition slate this March, "6 Years" stars promising youngsters Taissa Farmiga ("American Horror Story") and Ben Rosenfield ("Boardwalk Empire") as two halves of a couple who've been together since high school. "Bound by ideal love," the relationship begins to "unravel as unexpected opportunities spin them down a volatile and violent path and threaten the future they had always imagined," per the fest synopsis. "6 Years" reunites second-feature director Fidell with her brave "A Teacher" lead Lindsay Burdge, with indies Joshua Leonard and Peter Vack also starring. We see a lot »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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SXSW Reveals Features and Episodics Lineups; New Judd Apatow and Alex Gibney Make the Cut

3 February 2015 11:59 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hot off the heels of this year's edition of the Sundance Film Festival coming to a close comes the full features lineup for the next major independent film festival, South by Southwest (SXSW).  The 2015 slate consists of a whopping 145 features, 100 of which will be making their world premieres. Highlights include "6 Years," Hannah Fidell's follow-up to "A Teacher," which sees her reuniting with that film's breakout star, Lindsay Burdge; "The Grief of Others," from writer/director Patrick Wang, who impressed with his last outing, "In the Family"; the latest Alex Gibney documentary "Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine"; Ryan Gosling's directorial debut "Lost River," which was panned at last year's Cannes Film Festival; Paul Feigs' new comedy "Spy," which reunites him with his "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat" star Melissa McCarthy; and a work in progress screening of Judd Apatow's Amy Schumer-fronted »

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