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'The Conjuring' Director James Wan on Indie vs. Studio Films

Director James Wan spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the advantages of filming a movie with a larger budget. His 2010 hit Insidious was made for for $1.5 mil and had an opening weekend of $13.3 mil. His new movie starring Vera Fermiga and Insidious star Patrick Wilson opens July 19. 

"The good thing about Insidious is it prepped me for The Conjuring, it allowed me to try things on that film but on The Conjuring it allowed my filmmaking skills to be polished and sharpened," says Wan. "The great thing is Warner Bros. and New Line were so supportive that I got to creatively make the film I wanted to make."