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LauriD
03-09-2010, 02:38 AM
Fascinating point from today's NY Times:

"Over the last decade the voting membership of the Academy has skewed increasingly toward indie- and foreign-based filmmakers. That is because revised admissions rules strongly favor Oscar nominees over the kind of Hollywood old hands who were once a shoo-in for admission. As smaller films got a footing in the awards over the last few years, those who made and appeared in them became voters, increasing the tilt toward little movies."

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/09/movies/awardsseason/09carpet.html?ref=movies

Awards generally boost box office and DVD sales and ALWAYS boost egos and bragging rights.

(Of course, having monster, franchise-able hits like Avatar is even better, but as many industry books have pointed out, ego is a huge factor.)

So what does this suggest (if anything) about the scripts that will be bought and the movies that will get made in the coming year?

LauriD

THEUGLYDUCKLING
03-09-2010, 06:01 AM
Flim flam.