Critical Writing Index

LA's Media Renegades

by Steve Anderson

The Independent, Apr. 2000, pp. 26-29

Four independent filmmakers from Los Angeles discuss their strange relationship with the infrastructure of the mainstream film industry. Each artist identifies certain benefits and pitfalls of their proximity to Hollywood, addressing how it has affected both their practice and production. Particularly interesting is one filmmaker's comment that independent film has recently become a commercial expression, claiming that for them, independence is a necessity rather than a marketing strategy. All parties point out the great difficulties they've encountered while trying to balance creative work with economic stability.

ITEM 2000.078 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

MassilonWilliam Jones

The Fall of Communism... as Seen in Gay PornographyWilliam Jones

FinishedWilliam Jones

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Displayed Termination: The Interval Between DeathErika Suderburg

RuinsJesse Lerner

EkleipsisTran T. Kim-Trang

Mother/LandMing-Yuen S. Ma

XLPI: Myth(s) of CreationMing-Yuen S. Ma