The Spring 2006 issue of FILMMAKER Magazine (or at least some of it) is online now. Allow me to direct readers to my Industry Beat column on the contentious dispute surrounding the release of "Mysterious Skin". Here is how it begins. . .
"Film distribution companies have been known to drop movies (see Picturehouse and Factotum; October Films and Happiness). But few filmmakers have dropped their distributors — until now. The producers of Gregg Araki’s Mysterious Skin, the L.A. filmmaker’s sharp and poignant feature about the ramifications of sexual abuse, filed a lawsuit against distributors Tartan Films USA and TLA Entertainment Group in November 2005. Several accusations and court proceedings later, Mysterious Skin is now coming to a Netflix queue near you, in a new 'authorized' version designed by Araki himself and distributed by Strand Releasing."
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