Cinema: Hollywood Revolution

With big studio production giving way to independent production, Hollywood heard further news of its quiet revolution (TIME, Feb. 13). Last week, following hard on Darryl Zanuck's resignation as executive producer of 20th Century-Fox, Paramount Studio Chief Don Hartman resigned to do what Zanuck plans to do: produce independent films. Columbia's Production Chief Jerry Wald was reported to be contemplating the same course.

For the past five years the revolution toward independent production has been spearheaded by United Artists, one of Hollywood's oldest motion picture distributing companies. United Artists was formed in 1919 to distribute the independent films of its four owners:...

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