What is the difference between a Hollywood film and an independent film

The distinction between the Hollywood and independent film is important, though by the late 1990s, a clear and consistent definition of the latter became problematic. Traditionally, an independent film was a project that was financed, developed, and completed without involvement from any major Hollywood studio. However, by the year 2000, as one critic notes, tjhe corporate complexity of the contemporary entertainment industry is such that many independent companies are, in fact, owned by the...