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New Film4 chief Daniel Battsek on Amazon, Nate Parker and his Miramax past

New Film4 chief Daniel Battsek on Amazon, Nate Parker and his Miramax past

The British company Film4 was one of the quiet powerhouses of last Oscar season, responsible in part for contenders such as "Room," "Carol," “45 Years” and “Ex Machina.”

The financing-and-production firm will be back again this season, with dramatic pieces that include the coming-of-age tale ”American Honey" and Ang Lee’s military-themed “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” both expected to compete for prizes.

But not all is as it was at Film4. The company has a new director, after David Kosse, an American who had come to Britain to run the Channel 4 subsidiary, departed. He...

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