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.
West Los Angeles