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Like Detroit's automakers, studios and independents have ignored their customers, says producer

“We have too many insignificant movies clogging our distribution channels,” observed independent producer — and former studio executive — Bill Mechanic. Addressing a conference of independent producers and distributors, he asked, “When was the last time you heard anyone either from a studio, or an independent, talking about improving their product, of creating positive buzz, and expanding the audience?”

2007 American Film Market: supply and demand in changing times

BY AUSTIN BURBRIDGE. SANTA MONICA (CINEMA MINIMA) — The 28th American Film Market (2007) took place at a watershed moment in the business cycle of independent film. “Now, too many movies chasing too few outlets,” was the blunt summary by one participant. “It has been relatively easy to find money to make a movie; but […]