The Changing Scenario In Showcasing Independent Film
In the early 1920s in the US, five major american film studios – Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, MGM, RKO and Warner Brothers came together to take control of the production, distribution, and exhibition of films that were produced outside of Hollywood, and that was how the concept of independent film or indie film came into being. So Independent film is essentially a film that is produced outside the Hollywood studios but are controlled by the above five biggies.
Indie films have come a long way since its commencement. Today, they are generally considered as american films whose finance and distribution is being taken care by these big studios and their subsidiaries. Major part of the independent film industry is in New York City. There, some studios which are subsidiaries of larger studios – for example, Sony Pictures Classics