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Pushy Publicists and Fisticuffs

Article: Pushy Publicists and Fisticuffs

The last noteworthy fight out of Sundance can be read about in any book or magazine timeline that charts the fest’s history. Harvey Weinstein came to blows with producer Jonathan Taplin over “Shine.” That fight was about an acquisition. Harvey was pissed because someone else acquired the film.

B-Side to distribute indies

Article: B-Side to distribute indies

Dade Hayes reports today that B-Side has a bunch of money to distribute films: B-Side Entertainment, a 4-year-old tech company with a sizable profile in the film festival world, has landed $4.25 million in new financing and plans to enter the feature distribution biz. The Austin, Texas-based company, which runs websites that handle ticketing and mine…