Today on indieWIRE the Tribeca festival launched, some big name directors lashed out at VOD, doc titan Werner Herzog offered his thoughts on Nicolas Cage, and more.


  • The National Association of Theatre Owners today published an open letter speaking out against the launch of premium VOD, which puts films out on VOD 60 days after theatrical release. Among the 23 filmmakers who signed the letter: James Cameron, Michael Bay, Peter Jackson, Kathryn Bigelow, Guillermo del Toro and Michael Mann.

  • Werner Herzog sat down with indieWIRE to discuss tackling the 3D realm in his latest documentary, 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams.' He even dished on working with Nicolas Cage and offered his thoughts on the actor's recent arrest.

  • The Festival de Cannes unveiled the list of Cinéfondation and Short Films jurors who will join Michel Gondry for the 2011 edition of the event, while across the pond, 'Weekend' and 'If a Tree Falls' cleaned up at the Nashville Film Festival.

  • Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Tim Hetherington ('Restrepo') has been killed in Libya, according to Vanity Fair (where Hetherington worked as a contributing photographer). Though there are conflicting reports to the contrary, Vanity Fair reports that Hetherington's colleague, Chris Hondros, is alive but remains in grave condition. indieWIRE, Thompson on Hollywood and The Playlist all reported on the sad turns of events.