From ‘Red Rocket’ to ‘Spencer,’ New York Indie Film Is Thriving During the Pandemic

From ‘Red Rocket’ to ‘Spencer,’ New York Indie Film Is Thriving During the Pandemic
I spent last week in New York having face-to-face business meetings with entertainment executives after not being able to make direct contact over the past 15 months. Last time I was in Manhattan was February 2020, right before Covid-19 began wreaking havoc on my favorite city away from home, and of course on the entire country.

There were residual signs of pandemic fallout: A number of restaurants long favored by industry folks had shuttered for good. But New Yorkers were nonetheless out in force, and it was heartening to hear those whom I and New York bureau chief Brent Lang met with talk about just how resilient their companies were during the height of the health crisis.

“At the start of the pandemic, we knew we needed to do everything possible to accelerate, rather than halt, production,” FilmNation founder Glen Basner told us.

“We collaborated with an amazing group of filmmakers to
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