Independent filmmakers, rejoice! Looks like you've just gotten two new, powerful allies.
AMC and Regal are working with Lions Gate/Weinstein Company exec Tom Ortenberg on a new venture that would allow the theater chains to acquire distribution rights to indie films.
They'd still have the option to bring their films to other theater chains and home video markets, but they'd obvi get first dibs on the films.
And no, this doesn't mean that AMC and Regal will ONLY show their movies, but it def means that we might be seeing more indie films get some theatrical love in the near future!
We certainly support any business venture that supports independent film, so we're thinking this could def be a positive thing!
What do U think?