Split Screen (TV series)

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Split Screen
Created by
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes66
Executive producer(s)
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Grainy Pictures
Original networkIFC
Original releaseMarch 10, 1997 (1997-03-10) –
April 2, 2001 (2001-04-02)

Split Screen is a television series that originally aired from 1997 to 2001 on IFC.[1] The series focused on independent filmmaking in America and was hosted by John Pierson.[2]

Split Screen featured segments from many notable filmmakers, actors, and actresses including: Kevin Smith, Spike Lee, Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Buck Henry, Wes Anderson, Steve Buscemi, Harmony Korine, John Waters, John Turturro, Christopher Walken, Richard Linklater, Errol Morris, Miranda July, and William H. Macy.[3][4]

The Blair Witch Project first received notoriety as a segment on Split Screen.[5]

It has been picked up by The Criterion Collection for their new online-only channel.[6]


  1. ^ Willis, Holly; Willis, Holly (July 24, 1997). "Indies find a voice on cable film show".
  2. ^ Berger, Warren (August 23, 1998). "SIGNOFF; Guardian Angel of Film Indies" – via NYTimes.com.
  3. ^ "Grainy Pictures: About Split Screen". www.grainypictures.com.
  4. ^ "DECADE: The Decade According to John Pierson, Parts 1 & 2". December 15, 1999.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2011-12-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Split Screen". The Criterion Collection.

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