In response to an indieWIRE article today further exploring the apparent split happening among the IFPs (“With IFP/LA Exploring Change, Producers Hope and Vachon Speak Out; Dawn Hudson and Marcus Hu Respond”), there is a growing list of comments being posted by indieWIRE readers.
The reactions underscore the widening gap that exists within the aging independent film community. For example consider the differences between established independent film producers versus indies who are working far outside “the system”. A younger generation of producers view the landscape differently and have a new set of needs that are from those of their indie forebears. The role played by the IFP when the established producers were getting started is in flux, this is one of the challenges facing an IFP, or any other group, that seeks to serve independent film producers.