Independent Film Production Essay by The Research Group

Independent Film Production
History & development; ties to major studios. Cost factors, creativity, marketing, distribution, promotion.
# 10743 | 1,350 words | 5 sources | 2001 | US
Published on May 14, 2003 in Film (General)

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"Independent film production is an important part of the overall American film industry today, though independent production has had its ups and downs and has faced a number of crises in recent years with the effects of the recession and other economic forces that have made it difficult for many companies to survive. There are several definitions of independent film production, though generally all have one thing in common--independent producers do their work outside the American studio production system in some degree. This does not mean that they are completely unconnected to the major studios, for many independent companies receive funding through the studios (Tristar was founded jointly by Columbia Pictures and HBO, for instance) or have distribution agreements with the studios for the release of product (United Artists had a.."

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