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MPAA'S Glickman Flirts with Indies

ReelPolitik By Anthony Kaufman | ReelPolitik April 22, 2006 at 2:54AM

MPAA'S Glickman Flirts with Indies
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I'll believe it when I see it, but Reuters is reporting that new Motion Picture Association of America chief Dan Glickman wants to help independent filmmakers. Though the MPAA represents the interests of the Hollywood studios, Glickman is saying that he'll be listening to the needs and concerns of indie filmmakers at Tribeca next week, where he'll engage in issues "such as the MPAA's movie-rating system, battling film piracy and energizing movie fans."

"There's a tremendous intellectual fervor among independent filmmakers, and that has to be cultivated," Glickman told Reuters. "It's good business. All of our studios have specialty or classics divisions. ... These movies are often not blockbusters, but they are high-profit films," he added. So is this just indie-washing, a PR ploy -- or does Glickman really mean what he is saying? We'll see. . .

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