Thursday, February 22, 2007

Why No-Budget Movies Are Fading Away

Fellow blogger Daryl pointed me to this Filmmaker Magazine article by Anthony Kaufman (who I know from Cannes) about no-budget films and how despite the easy availability of cheap digital cameras, we're not seeing a wave of truly independent films. This one line sums it up nicely: “The studios want the Capotes and the Sideways’, the $8 million film to make $100 million instead of the $1 million [film] to make $10 million,” InDigEnt co-founder Gary Winick told Reuters.

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