The independent film business is still a viable option for high net worth individuals and equity players.
Korea's theatrical business mirrors the U.S. biz -- box office is rising while admissions are slightly down compared to last year.
"We're finding foreign indie films tougher and tougher in the U.K. as the marketplace is so small but the cost of release is so high," says Vertigo Films topper Rupert Preston. "Local films we like."
For FilmNation prexy Glen Basner, AFM has already begun.
A debate is under way on whether the influx of 3D pics and the growing digitalization of screens in Latin America has been a boon or a setback for indie pics.
The death of independent distribution has been greatly exaggerated.
The out-of-work truck driver finds a job driving for the film industry. A carpenter is retrained to build film sets. A security company about to close its doors finds a way to survive providing…
While the independent market continues to shrink abroad, France remains a vibrant territory for local and foreign indie pics.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Non-Stop1Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$36.7M Universal Pictures -3.70%
Son of God
Son of God2Daily:$1.4M Cumulative:$31.5M Fox 8.58%
The LEGO Movie
The LEGO Movie3Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$214.0M Warner Brothers 6.54%