Inside the Battle Between a Mega-Influencer and Indie Designer That Just Won’t Stop

Edward Berthelot/Getty Danielle Bernstein and Christina Viviani grew up leading parallel lives: fashion-obsessed teens from the suburbs fantasizing about haute couture careers in the big city. From Long Island and Detroit, respectively, they moved from lowly fashion-closet internships to partnerships … Read more…

“Historic Highs” For Female Directors, Writers & Producers Of Indie Films, Study Finds

Female independent filmmakers made historic gains in 2019-20, according to a report released today by Dr. Martha Lauzen, executive director of the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University. The report, titled … Read more…

‘His Dark Materials’ Producer Jane Tranter Warns U.K. Indie Companies Are ‘Genuinely Under Threat’ Without Pandemic Support

Jane Tranter, the British super-producer behind the likes of “His Dark Materials,” “The Night Of,” “Succession” and “A Discovery of Witches,” has said the “diversity of voices” in the U.K. production sector is “genuinely under threat” as a result of … Read more…

Heroes Act, Including the $10 Billion Save Our Stages Act to Benefit Indie Venues, Introduced in House of Representatives

It’s an early step, but it’s a step forward nonetheless: On Monday an updated Heroes Act, which includes provisions of the $ 10 billion bipartisan Save Our Stages  Act designed to provide financial assistance to independent music and live-entertainment venues … Read more…

Indie Sales Closes Raft of Deals For Venice Competition Drama ‘Quo Vadis, Aida’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based company Indie Sales has sealed a flurry of deals on Jasmila Žbanić’s drama “Quo Vadis, Aida” which world premiered in competition at Venice and is part of Toronto’s official selection. The film is based on real events and is … Read more…

Stream all-star indie Black Sabbath tribute band’s (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Deradoorian) “Sweet Leaf” cover

The all-star and seriously good Sabbath tribute act that features Angel Deradoorian with members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, Krallice, Liturgy, and more are putting out their first record… Continue reading… BrooklynVegan DEAL UPDATE:

Venice Competition Title ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ Acquired by Indie Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based company Indie Sales has acquired Jasmila Žbanic’s “Quo Vadis, Aida?” which will world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival. Co-produced by Indie Sales’ sister company Indie Prod, the film is based on real events and is set … Read more…

Taylor Swift Goes Indie in Stunning Surprise Album ‘Folklore’—and Calls Out Gaslighters and Scooter Braun

Larry Busacca/Getty With the midnight drop of Folklore, Taylor Swift’s surprise eighth studio album, the pop star proves that celebrities really are just like us—depressed and bored in quarantine. Yet while the rest of us were learning to bake banana … Read more…

Taylor Swift Goes Indie in Stunning Surprise Album ‘Folklore’—and Calls Out Gaslighters and Scooter Braun

Larry Busacca/Getty With the midnight drop of Folklore, Taylor Swift’s surprise eighth studio album, the pop star proves that celebrities really are just like us—depressed and bored in quarantine. Yet while the rest of us were learning to bake banana … Read more…

Taylor Swift’s stirring surprise indie album earns rave reviews from critics and fans

Taylor Swift has been on quite a journey in recent years — going goth on “Reputation,” pivoting to loved-up sugary pop on “Lover,” and finding her political voice in between — but her newest, toned-down offering, “Folklore,” may be resonating … Read more…