"The film studios are all now subdivisions of huge multinational corporations" John Landis

Several film directors like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and now John Landis, have been vocal about the state of the film studio system in Hollywood. New digital filmmakers like myself see ample opportunity for a new entertainment business model, but many people still have this perception that it is business as usual. Many would love for the old ways to return, especially filmmakers who hoped to make a studio film "one day". The Internet has opened new avenue to reach your target market by using an Internet marketing plan and direct distribution to all those seeking niche films. As you'll read in this article, the Internet has create undefined space for the old guard and new upstarts. While Landis describes the systems and echoes of the old studio system, think about the endless possibilities you have as a new (not necessarily young) filmmaker, storyteller and entrepreneur.  

"The film studios are all now subdivisions of huge multinational corporations," he stated. "Time Warner, British Petroleum, Sony -- these aren't companies, they are f---ing nations. They are these giant international things that don't pay taxes! It's ridiculous. They're like pirates. It really has to do with desperation, because they don't know how to get people into the theaters, so they bring back 3D and make all this kind of shit."
Mario J. Novoa

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