no matter how commercialized it becomes. Artists are drawn to this business because that is what they do; they work with art forms.
You have to understand when you take on a career in film production you are rolling the dice with your future success. It is really hard to break into this field as a major player without connections due to the fact that there is a great deal of nepotism involved in the hiring process. It is hard, but not impossible.
The best way for a Nobody to become a Player in Hollywood is to make a big showing at a major film festival like Sundance or Toronto. This always leads to some good publicity, which can launch a career from independent to mainstream.
We all remember The Blair Witch Project and El Mariachi. These were films made in the late nineties that cost less than fifty thousand dollars and crossed over from the film