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Remakes Market festival mines foreign films for US adaptation

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In recent years, the movie industry has largely relied on sequels and franchises to drive movie goers to the box office. Photo by Heritage Vancouver via Flickr Creative Commons

In recent years, the movie industry has largely relied on sequels and franchises to drive movie goers to the box office. Now, Variety reports that the remakes market is branching out internationally and attracting a growing number of documentary story lines.

One L.A. company is hosting a two-day remakes festival to try to pair U.S. production companies with promising projects from overseas. We'll talk to Patrick Jucaud-Zuchowicki, president of Basic Lead, about the festival and how the remakes industry is evolving.

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