Indie Film Gets Its Own Caste System

This year’s edition of the Sundance Festival has cast a interesting light of some major changes taking place in the world of indie film. “A new class division appears to be defining the indie market, according to agents, producers and buyers, with the so-called mini-majors — most of them owned by the big studios — now mainly pursuing independent movies with the potential to earn substantial money at the box office, while leaving to smaller ‘micro-distributors’ the many titles that could well turn a profit, but at a much lower price.”