- Where are the leaders in indie film? I was very inspired by both Joana Vicente’s & Keri Putnam’s move into not-for-profit commitment. Without them taking a first step, I probably would not have been willing to put down my project-producing magic wand for a time, and focus on rebuilding infrastructure for a time. But frankly I expected many more at this point to be committed to giving more back. Those that have made a life time of non-profit counter-balance that a bit, but I expected more. I started the blog because I thought if I spoke up, others would too. There have been many positive contributions to the blog, and yes new leaders have emerged to some degree, but frankly I would have expected more producers, directors, executives, and screenwriters to step up and say that we have a tremendous opportunity before us and we best act on it or else that window will close. I still believe it to be true: if you are not on the bus, you are part of the problem. There may be 99 Problems but make it clear that you are not one.
By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood December 27, 2012 at 3:16PM