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Independent filmmakers feel the squeeze of piracy

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Greg Carter spent the last three years scraping together $250,000 to write, direct and produce “A Gangland Love Story,” a gritty, urban retelling of “Romeo and Juliet.” Unfortunately, the viewers of Carter’s film watched it from pirate movie sites and never paid for it, causing him an estimated loss of $100,000.

“The big studios can absorb it, but guys like me, we’re not millionaires. We’re fighting like crazy for every dollar, every nickel, every penny just to survive in this marketplace,” said Carter, 38.

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via Hartford Courant

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