1) I don't know what to think about the big Indie Film Summit that was held last week. In reading all the round ups, I felt like I was re-reading much of what has been said over and over again over the past year. Personally, I think you need to kill the word "Independent." It's become such a broad and all encompassing term it really has no useful definition any more while at the same time it carries with it the unhelpful and outdated framework that creates divisions that no longer apply to the film marketplace.
2) Roman Polanski - Being a great artist and a celebrity does not put you outside the rule of law. If there were legal irregularities that should have led to a mistrial, then deal with those irregularities in court.
3) This is truly scary: A news piece suggesting their might need to be a military coup against Obama.