2 The cost of independent production
After this journey back in time to the archives of the Dr. No production, now it’s time to look to the future.
It is perhaps surprising how much remains the same in the industry, despite the growth of new distribution platforms and alternative entertainment. The mechanics of developing and releasing a film remain largely the same. The cinema release is still generally the all-important first window.
However, Charles Moore, who appeared earlier in the course, foresees fundamental change, as he explains in this video clip. As a film lawyer he works with many, many producers, helping them raise the funding for their films. Raising money for independent productions, according to Charles, is becoming more and more difficult.