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    Meet Hollywood’s King of Tiny Budgets

    Bye, big spender. While Hollywood doubles down — often spending $100 million on dubious projects — Eric Fleischman, 26, is slashing zeros with the zeal of a management consultant, writes OZY’s Libby Coleman. This young producer, who offers first-time directors their big break while aiming to give “microbudget” films a good name, has premiered two flicks at Sundance, including sci-fi thriller Sleight, and sold several others. He’s no Jerry Bruckheimer — yet — but after selling five features to major distributors, Fleischman may be worth the gamble.

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