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Fast Fact: New Opportunities for Indy Filmmakers

Top five new project opportunities By Jim Whittington, TrendWatch Inc.

TrendWatch logoIn this weekly quick feature, TrendWatch founding partner Jim Whittington offers you interesting factoids based on market research from the broadcast and graphics industries. This week, see where independent filmmakers are finding new projects.

Fact: Ranking of top five new project opportunities for independent filmmakers:
1-Independent Films
2-Feature Films
4-Corporate videos and films

Why should you care?
100% of U.S. independent filmmakers cite new projects as their #1 new business opportunity in 2004. To snag new projects, many Indies look for partnerships. One in four (27%) say subcontracting their services to another firm represents new business. 21% see new business coming from partnering with another firm. At the same time, 55% claim that finding the financial resources to grow their businesses is a top challenge. Beyond the business side, 35% say they are wrestling with "working with HD video."

-- Excerpted from the TrendWatch Visual Effects/Dynamic Media Report Issue #4, Winter 2003-2004

These market facts are based on original TrendWatch market research with executives and business owners in the TV/Broadcast and visual effects industries. You can  reach the TrendWatch Partners, Jim Whittington and Dr. Joseph Webb via e-mail at, or visit  the company's Web site at

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