Cinema and the VOD Dilemma

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Is VOD killing or helping independent cinema? Indiewire delves into the divisive topic.

They write, "Depending on who you ask, VOD is either the salvation -- or the death -- of independent film...It's unlikely that Hollywood studios and theater owners will ever agree to having films stream day-and-date on Netflix or on VOD: By all appearances, it would destroy their business model.Independent films potentially have more to gain with day-and-date releases than blockbusters -- a larger potential audience and the ability to generate word-of-mouth -- but the risk remains."

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