Monday, October 26, 2015

Sony Pictures Classics' Michael Barker on Changing Audiences, Working with Auteurs and the Future of Indie Film

As part of the Chicago International Film Festival's new Industry Days series, which ran from October 22-25, programmer Anthony Kaufman moderated a Q&A with Michael Barker, the co-founder and co-president of Sony Pictures Classics. Since founding Orion Classics in 1983 and Sony Pictures in 1992, Barker and his cohort Tom Bernard have been responsible for producing and/or distributing some of the best independent and foreign films of the past three decades. READ MORE: Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Don Cheadle's 'Miles Ahead' In the midst of these rapidly evolving times where film distribution and viewing is undergoing radical changes, Kaufman and Baker sat down to check the pulse of...

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