Independent film

Rookie Director's Guide to Budgeting: Cut!

Film director Spencer Susser's personal finance philosophy is one you might have heard before: Stop caring so much about the money, and perhaps the money will come. If it doesn't, at least you're doing what you want to do. It worked for him: Susser got his first movie, the low-budget "Hesher," made in the middle of the recession.

Disney Demands $40 Million Deposit on Miramax Sale

Walt Disney is calling on its Miramax suitor to pay up a nonrefundable $40 million deposit towards its purchase of the movie studio. A consortium of buyers led by California construction mogul Ron Tutor is currently conducting due diligence on the $675 million deal.