On Tuesday, anxious documentary filmmakers gleaned info about online distribution from SnagFilms CEO Rick Allen and vet documentarian Les Guthman. I hung out in the corridors with the likes of digital entrepreneur Sandy Grushow (Filmaka), LAFF's Rebecca Yeldham, Vanity Fair editor-turned-documentarian Matt Tyrnauer, who says he definitely caught the filmmaking bug from Valentino (which I recommend), and Marina Zenovich, who's just back from Switzerland, where she's filming her follow-up to Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired.
She's worried about Polanski, who was in the hospital while she was there. His wife Emmanuelle Seigner and two kids are also affected. So are his finances, which are tied up in finishing his latest film, The Ghost. Today's news: Polanski's lawyers may be leaning toward returning to face justice in the U.S. now that a Swiss judge has refused to let him out of jail on bail, considering him a flight risk.