Cannes' Opening Night Film Producer on Netflix Flap, Zombie Comedy 'The Dead Don't Die'

Joshua Astrachan learned something important from Robert Altman. "Bob's one piece of advice was, 'Don't take any advice,' "quips Astrachan, who, before founding New York indie Animal Kingdom in 2012 — with "my partner in crime and, I hope, in crime-fighting," David Kaplan, and "our angel investor and true angel," Frederick W. Green — spent the better part of a decade working with the iconic American filmmaker on such projects as Gosford Park and A Prairie Home Companion.

Animal Kingdom was started with capital from former Wall Street broker Green. And in ...

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