I have to give film critic Mark Kermode’s series about the economic realities of the film industry, a thumbs up. Its in 3 parts and available forever as a podcast. Its well worth listening to if you are a film fan
Mark Kermode charts the cycle of ‘development hell’, where producers turn in scripts, listen to conflicting opinions and resubmit their work hoping for that magical green light.
I especially love the donnie darko reference and I do think Matthew Vaughn has a very good point.
Mark Kermode examines how films get financed and distributed. The challenge, of course, is that nobody knows the ultimate appeal of the film.
I’m really feeling this as I try and put a project I’m working on forward (I’ll explain more in the future).
Mark Kermode considers the crucial moment in a film’s life – the opening weekend. Marketing may convince us of a film’s merit but a tweet can ruin even the most inventive campaign.
I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about this type of thing many times over this blog but its fascinating to hear regardless.