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?”
(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.