I've just been reading this article (Steven Spielberg predicts 'meltdown' of film industry) on the BBC Newsbeat website, where Steven Spielberg and George Lucas say they predict a meltdown of the film industry as it's getting harder to get smaller films in to Hollywood as they're preferring big budget films.
Surely it'd be possible - some way or another - to come up with a "smaller" Hollywood... I don't mean like calling a place "Llywo" (sounds Welshlantic), but have a film industry just on smaller budget films that's as big as Hollywood. Get the cinema bodies (i.e; Vue, Odeon, etc...) to open/build cinemas that just specialise in small-budget films. I know small-budget films are quite popular because that's the reason a lot of people go to all these film festivals, but even with the film festivals, they're only usually yearly events (as opposed to cinemas that have films for a few months, then get something else new in).
It's just a small idea, which I think would in theory work. It'd be exciting to see a wider range of films too - as a lot of small budget films do seem to cover a wider range of genres than the usual "Action", "Animation" and "Comedy" stuff we usually see in the cinemas for mainstream films now.
What are your thoughts? (Use comment box below)