Indy Filmers Create Most Jobs, Own Least Content

Toxic Avenger creator Lloyd Kaufmann has a new McClatchy column (7/16/09) “speaking out on behalf of the little guy–or, in the case of independent film and TV producers, the belittled guy,” who generally is still “at the mercy of a handful of vertically integrated network-studio conglomerates, powerful giants that exercise control over the entertainment and media businesses.” Kaufmann says “the fact is that independents have produced the largest number of motion picture industry jobs,” creating, between 2004â┚¬“07, “more than 198,000 full-time motion picture jobs annually, accounting for 55 percent of all of those available in the industry”: Overall, independents were […]