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.