There must be something going on in Hollywood right now. I just came across an article from NATPE (National Association of Television Program Executives) where they were talking about how broadband video is going to disrupt Hollywood. Here's the blurb:
Further, is the very nature of what's expected of Hollywood changing? Herb Scannell, CEO/founder of Next New Networks, asserted in his panel that the current generation of 'auteurs' - multi-skilled and motivated people who can write, direct, produce, act and promote implies a far different role for how Hollywood creates value for itself in the future. In fact, Herb believes that technology-empowered talent is the biggest disruptive force to the traditional Hollywood equation.
Just so you know, all of us indie horror filmmakers are those "multi-skilled and motivated people who can write, direct, produce, act and promote". So, I'm not the only one who thinks that the market for this stuff is going to explode soon and what all of you can and ARE doing is a huge, huge skill. Long and short, Hollywood is scared of what you can do and they're turning a blind eye to it. However, your day is coming...
So, I don't mean to keep harping on this, but I just saw that and wanted to quickly post on it. I'll get back to talking about nothing but indie horror for a while... it's more fun and less frustrating.