Indie Companies: Fox Searchlight

Fox Searchlight scored big with Jason Reitman’s “Juno,” which warned Best Picture nomination and was a huge commercial success.

Searchlight exec Nancy Utley built a relationship with Reitman the year before at the Toronto Film Fest, where it picked up his first film, “Thanks You for Smoking.”

When it came to “Juno,” Searchlight goy involved in the pre-production phase, investing money in its making.