And he would know. Kavanaugh last year saw his company essentially fold, for a second time, joining the likes of Open Road and The Weinstein Company as independent studios to fade from view in 2018.
Add that to the narratives of turbulence and scaling-back that have circled other indie production and distribution houses like Stx Entertainment and Annapurna Pictures, and the industry paints a picture of almost perpetual uncertainty among indies.
Still, experts caution that the box office performance of indies can’t be compared to that of major Hollywood studios. “They’re operating in a completely different universe from their major blockbuster studio counterparts,