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NYC Art House Unveils DIY Initiative

Filmmakers taking the DIY approach to distribution, particularly those hoping to launch a movie with a theatrical run, have a new ally in New York City. The program, with promotional benefits, gives filmmakers a run in the city for a flat fee.

Leading Manhattan art house, the Quad Cinema, has developed a new division called “Quad Cinema 4-Wall Select,” a program it styles as an opportunity for indie filmmakers to theatrically open a self-distributed movie in New York. The theater plans to “carefully select” films for the program to insure that titles participating in the new initiative “meet the Quad’s standards.”

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