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No money for indie filmmakers

FEEDBACK

December 07, 2008

As an independent filmmaker, I had to chuckle at the folks trying to raise $2 million to $10 million for an independent movie. ["Art Meets Crafty in the Indie Market," by Rachel Abramowitz, Nov. 23]. That business model is highly risky and nearly dead, especially for sensitive dramas. The costs of marketing are so great that even films with big-name stars are sent straight to DVD. It's worse than a crapshoot. The reality is that indie cinema is no longer found at the cinema but on the Internet.

Dale Kutzera

West Los Angeles

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