INDEPENDENT FILMS MAKE SIGNIFICANT SHOWING AT 76TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS LOS ANGELES, January 27, 2004 – An analysis of this morning’s Academy Award nominations by AFMA, the trade association representing independent producers and distributors of motion pictures, indicates that AFMA member companies were involved in either the production or distribution of 43 of the 110 total nominations.
“We are delighted that our member companies’ films have been honored with this important recognition,” commented Jean Prewitt, President and Chief Executive Officer, AFMA. “The number of nominations and the quality of these films reaffirms the significant role of independent film companies and the positive impact they have on the motion picture business around the world.”
Following is a summary of films in the top categories involving AFMA member companies:
Focus Features – US distributor
A complete list of all categories is attached (Microsoft Excel file).
AFMA is the trade association representing independent producers and distributors of motion pictures and television programming worldwide. Its more than 150 member companies from the U.S., Europe and Australasia include Alliance-Atlantis, Capitol Films, Carlton International Media, Crystal Sky, Filmax, Focus Features, Franchise Pictures, FremantleMedia, Goldcrest Films, Good Times Entertainment, HBO, IAC, Intermedia, Liberty Entertainment, Lions Gate, Lola Films, Miramax, Morgan Creek, New Line, NU Image, Overseas Filmgroup, Pathe, StudioCanal, Summit, TF1, Troma and Wild Bunch.
Contact: Paul Nichols