Happy New Year, independent filmmakers! What better way could there possibly be to start the new year than by looking at the trends and business practices that dominated the American film industry in 2009? This sharp, perceptive, and funny post on IFC’s The Independent Eye blog does just that. Covering issues ranging from the decline of star-driven movies at the box-office to the rise of 3D, the article brings up some very good points and raises some truly interesting questions about the immediate future of filmmaking. You know what they say about those who do not learn from history – so click here to take a look at the piece and keep yourself in the know!