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Rex Sikes' Movie Beat chats with producer Mark Stolaroff founder of No Budget Film School

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Mark Stolaroff is an indie producer & a founding partner of Antic Pictures, an LA-based production company producing a slate of low budget, high quality digital features. Stolaroff produced Pig, the 4th feature from award-winning writer/director Henry Barrial (Some Body). With Ron Judkins, Stolaroff produced Barrial's 3rd feature, True Love, developed in the 2003 Sundance Screenwriters Lab & recently played the festival circuit. He also co-produced the 2005 feature documentary Paper Chasers, & was Associate Producer of The Trouble With Men & Women (2006). Stolaroff was formerly a principal of Next Wave Films, a company of The Independent Film Channel that provided finishing funds to exceptional, low budget films; & through its production arm Agenda 2000, financed & executive produced digital features. Included in Next Wave's 13 films are Christopher Nolan's (The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Memento,) first feature, Following; Joe Carnahan's (Narc, Smokin' Aces) first feature, Blood, Guts, Bullets, & Octane; Amir Bar Lev's (My Kid Could Paint That) first feature Fighter; the Academy Award-nominated documentary Sound & Fury; & the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning documentary Southern Comfort. He was Associate Producer on a number of Next Wave projects, including Some Body & Manic, two digital features at 2001 Sundance Film Festival, & the award-winning theatrical documentary Keep The River On Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale. Next Wave took 7 films to Sundance and 5 to Toronto; 9 were released theatrically in the U.S. & 2 premiered on HBO; 9 were shot digitally & 6 of those were transferred to film. Stolaroff lectures on low budget & digital filmmaking. He serves on the advisory board of Filmmakers Alliance. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at http://www.rexsikes.com