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For independent filmmakers, the big screen paves the way to digital success

The cost of a theatrical release raises the threshold for achieving success. By comparison, a digital release is less costly for filmmakers and could offer a bigger payout if a movie is a hit.

Park City, Utah

AMID the snow-covered streets of Park City, Utah, the fates of numerous films lie in the hands of film executives as they place bets on which movies screened at the annual Sundance Film Festival will be the next big box office hit.

For independent filmmakers, the...

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