Well, it seems to me we now have two major independent studios releasing films, each getting "at each other's throats", shall we say. United Artists and Lion's Gate Films. When you factor that so far this year Lion's Gate has had more film releases than United Artists, they have the upper hand...perhaps trying to steal away audiences from UA films and complicating the difficulties UA parent company MGM has already had. UA had a chance to snatch "Dogville", one of the most talked about films at Cannes. Lion's Gate beat them. Now they have a chance at "The Passion", Mel Gibson's controversial film about the life of Christ. If Lion's Gate snags the rights, UA will have a tough time getting your money at the box office this season...especially now that we're nearing Oscar time. So techincally speaking it is a boxing match between UA and Lion's Gate. It is a war of the independents. And it's gonna get nasty...real, real nasty before one of them finally declares bankruptcy.