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It’s rough out there for indie filmmakers. Take the people behind “Ten Year,” a much anticipated film coming to the Toronto Film Festival this week. “Ten Year”– sort of a modern “Big Chill” type reunion film– has a movie star, Channing Tatum, and a talented cast including Kate Mara, Justin Long, Anthony Mackie, Rosario Dawson, and Oscar Isaac. Even though 28 year old Eric Gores, son of billionaire Alec Gores, is listed as a producer, the budget is tight for Toronto. A memo was sent to the cast this week that reads thusly:

“Dear all,
Just a clarification – and this goes for everyone including Channing – no one is getting car service TO their flight to and from Toronto. Anything in Toronto TEN YEAR will handle which includes airport to hotel, hotel to dinner, dinner to premiere, premiere to hotel, hotel to return flight.
This is our standard deal for TIFF. We will not reimburse for cars outside of CANADA.
Please feel free to give me a call with any questions and concerns?
Thank you!”

I’m told the cast is also flying coach to Toronto. (Well, they’ll be in good company. So am I, on one of American Airline’s flying MRIs.) Ah, the glamorous life!


Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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