When darkness falls

Fernandez, Jay A.
September 2010
Hollywood Reporter;9/10/2010, Vol. 416 Issue 16, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the ongoing unfavourable business conditions for independent film makers in the U.S. Recently, the industry has faced closure of major distributors like Warner Independent Pictures, Paramount Vantage etc. due to which mass layoffs were seen. It is stated that as the award season is nearing in the industry, the conditions are worsening. The public is also not showing much appreciation for independent films as evident from the response of latest film "Black Swan"


Related Articles

  • No Country for Gold Men? Goldstein, Gregg // Variety;12/17/2014, Vol. 326 Issue 11, p10 

    The article discusses the challenges faced by the U.S. film industry including the decline of traditional adult audiences who are flocking to cable, uncertain ancillary revenue streams and the television viewing for younger age groups. It notes the divestment in specialty films which seen by...

  • Niche pix notch high profile. Hindes, Andrew; Klady, Leonard // Variety;08/18/97, Vol. 368 Issue 2, p7 

    Reports on developments related to independent filmmakers in the United States as of August 18, 1997. Increase in number of art films scheduled for release in fall; Decline in art films' box office performance; Comparison with art films' box office performance in the year 1996.

  • Welcome to the nerdhouse. Taylor, Charles // Sight & Sound;Mar99, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p8 

    Focuses on trends that distinguish independent filmmakers from mainstream movie makers in the United States. Themes of exercises in humiliation portrayed by director Todd Solondz in his movie `Happiness'; Derision against mainstream movies rendering independent filmmakers to heap contempt on...

  • Airtight budgets key to indie family pix. McDonald, Kathy A. // Variety;10/04/99, Vol. 376 Issue 7, p59 

    Presents information on the production of live-action family movies in the United States. Factors responsible for the success of a family movie in the international market; Television as the main market for independently-produced motion pictures; Problems with made-for-video films.

  • Film market undergoes makeover. Kaufman, Anthony // Daily Variety;9/26/2002, Vol. 276 Issue 82, pA1 

    Discusses the performance of independent feature films market in the U.S. Number of independent feature films produced in 2002; Filmmakers; Financing of independent films; Screenwriting awards for independent films.

  • Indies vie for summer toehold. Klady, Leonard // Variety;05/03/99, Vol. 374 Issue 11, p11 

    Focuses on developments related to independent film industry in the United States as of May 3, 1999. Increase in number of independent and art films scheduled for release in summer 1999; Factors affecting the marketing and box office performance of independent films.

  • Art films jostle for attention as mainstream movies flop. D.S. // Christian Science Monitor;9/5/95, Vol. 87 Issue 196, p12 

    Reports about the art films that capitalized the Hollywood film industry between late-July and early-September, 1995. Details.

  • 47 POLLY COHEN.  // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;Dec2006 Women in Entertainment, p63 

    The article presents information about Polly Cohen, president of Warner Independent Pictures. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California in San Diego, California, and Master of Fine Arts from Peter Shark Production Program of the University of South Carolina, in...

  • INDEPENDENT STRUGGLES.  // Film Journal International;Aug2008, Vol. 111 Issue 8, p4 

    The article reports on the status of the independent film business in the U.S. in 2008. Mark Gill of The Film Department cited several developments in the business, including the folding of Paramount Vantage into its parent company. Gill also noted that financing from Wall Street has been...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics