Definitions

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  • adj. Not affiliated with a movie studio.
  • adj. Not of or pertaining to an art studio.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ studio

Examples

  • Another dozen or so American indies or foreign-language imports provided pleasure and offered promise for the future, but a future in which smaller, nonstudio films will increasingly be crowded out of movie theaters—that's happening now—and confined to an online existence as streaming video, or the digital equivalent of literary novels.

    The Year's Best Movie: It's From Iran

  • Now after four weeks in release from nonstudio distributor Roadside Attractions, "Bella" has total sales of $5.2 million.

    Limited-Release Films Show Strong Sales

  • If the producer has completed the film entirely from nonstudio sources of financing and is now seeking distribution, he would screen it for a major studio distributor.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • The line blurs further today in exhibition, where so-called art house and mainstream exhibitors are both showing nonstudio independent movies as well as studio-distributed independent-style movies.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • I met with director Chris Nolan and producers Suzanne and Jennifer Todd Team Todd, along with Will Tyrer and Chris Ball, and convinced them to release Memento in an independent, nonstudio manner.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • The acquisition and production group finds nonstudio product to distribute theatrically through third parties, through our Screen Gems unit as well as on home video and on television.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • As the price of a best picture campaign has skyrocketed in recent years, smaller, nonstudio-affiliated distributors have largely been shut out of the game.

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  • Magnolia's president, said that total makes "All Good Things" one of the top nonstudio V.O.D.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Yet while the studios seem to be in retreat from challenging adult films, at least for now, and while nonstudio companies, particularly those in foreign-film distribution, continue to have a rough time (New Yorker Films shut down this year, a tremendous loss), there are some promising signs.

    NYT > Home Page

  • It may be that the producer hasn’t been able to raise all of the production money from nonstudio sources, but only a part of it.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

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