The Second Coming of Kevin Smith …

… and the Next Big Step for the New Independents”

stumbled across the interesting little tidbit tonight from Leslie Lindeman on Below the Line. it’s about a recent Producer’s Guild set of seminars about the future of distribution and i found this particular section quite interesting in which Kevin Smith discusses how he came to decide to self-distribute his most recent film. check it out:

Early on, the conversation focused on the importance of managing expectations and understanding change. Smith talked about the heart-stopping moment of realization he had while looking for funding for Red State, his new political-horror film about Christian fundamentalism: “It was the day, Harvey and Bob (Weinstein) passed on making Red State, and it’s a $5-million movie and I thought, ‘Oh shit, there’s something in the air.’

check out the rest here.