Hollywood is the world’s recognized capital of the film industry. However,
this was not always the case.
Originally, in the 1800s, the Dream Factory was based in New York City,
which was close to New Jersey, and New Jersey was based in New Jersey for patent master Thomas Edison.
Edison held patents on over 1,000 different things,
including most of the technology needed to make high-quality films.
In short, if you wanted to be in the movie business, then you had to deal with Edison.
Therefore, “independent” filmmakers have chosen an alternative option to deal with Edison: fleeing from Edison.