Posts Tagged ‘film business’

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A GREAT DISTRIBUTION TRICK (Rent-A-Distributor)
PRODUCERS GET F*CKED.

Hollywood (Warners, Paramount, 20th, Universal, Sony, Disney, etc.) have a simple saying that you, the independent filmmaker(s), have never heard… but they say it all the time & it is the truth.

So what is the saying?  I hope you’re an adult, mature and ready for honesty.

Okay, you are!

The saying is… “Producers get F*cked. Distributors do the F*cking”. That is not all of the saying.

Here comes the second part… “What do you want to be, the F*cker or the F**ckee?”

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(Harvey Weinstein is a great Producer for he controls content)

The key to success in Hollywood and with movies in general is to control content and be the person/company that (A) collects the money, (B) creates the accounting statement and (C) distributes (if any, Yuk-Yuk) the money.

The Movie Studios control content. They collect the monies; they make the accounting statements; and they decide if they are going to distribute any.

The movie studios control content… Thus, they have power.

Now for you, a filmmaker, to have power, you must be able to not only make a film but also control it.

The answer to “What do you want to be a…f*cker or f*ckee” is obviously you desire to be the one(f*cker) that is in control.

 

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Tim Robbins in The Player

 

Ted Hope’s 17 Things to Know about the Broken Film Industry

International territorial licensing of American independent feature films has dropped by approximately 60% over the last decade. Major territories no longer buy product. Most have given up on “American Indies.”

 

As have I. I’ll only watch the cream of the crop with festival approval stamped on them.  America is a vapid, bloated, ignorant culture and so are most of its artisitc efforts.  Foreign indies are a much safer bet for my precious time.

 

Russian animated satire of the movie business (1968).

part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqwxWlU5ON0&feature=player_embedded

part 2http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKreTZuT230&feature=player_embedded