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EXCLUSIVE: Oscilloscope Proceeds Full Steam Ahead, Says Owner Dechen Yauch

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood September 11, 2012 at 4:36PM

Reports of indie distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories' imminent demise are premature. Oscilloscope ("Wendy and Lucy," "The Messenger,") has a team of eight people on the ground at the Toronto Film Festival this week, led by O-Scope veterans Dan Berger and David Laub, who acquired Matteo Garrone's Italian Cannes competition entry "Reality" in May,

And Oscilloscope just released Sundance opening night film "Hello I Must Be Going" on Friday, September 7 in NY and LA to $26,764 and a strong $13,382 per screen average.

Wingdu has been involved with the company from the start, she states: "Oscilloscope is hugely important to me, which is why I am trying to take a mindful approach to becoming more involved."

O-Scope is a small indie that doesn't expect its films to routinely gross more than $1 million. Since 2008, its 30 releases have yielded modest returns except for 2009's Oscar-nominated "The Messenger" ($1.1 million domestic) and Brit import "We Need to Talk About Kevin" ($1.7 million). O-Scope continues to make much of its profits in ancillary markets.


This article is related to: Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Festivals, Festivals, Reality, Oscilloscope Laboratories

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