Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What Killed the Indie Film?

Creepy artwork notwithstanding, Adam Leipzig's article on, What Strangled Indie Films? is a insightful and incisive look at the state of the indie. Why, despite the thriving film festival circuit, affordable home HD equipment and editing software, and alternative, web-based distribution platforms, are indies moribund? The answer is both simple and complicated, but naturally it all comes down to: money.

Leipzig, a former Disney exec and president of National Geographic Films (March of the Penguins, Amreeka) for the last six years, knows his stuff. This well-researched article really nails it and provides historical context to boot. Part one of a three-part series. Highly recommended! Click here to check it out. --Jim C.

1 comment:

indie film said...

I want to get a career in movie-making. Would it be a good idea to start out by doing indie films...? I heard somewhere that movie-making and indie movie-making are total opposites. Is this true? I have only one concern: How do independent filmmakers make money?