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Old 04-10-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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Good article from deadline for anyone wanting to work with dreamworks or their related companies.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/04/repo...l/#more-254754
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:32 PM   #2
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Oh good. No way I was going to sell my script to DW before now.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:14 PM   #3
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that article was worth reading for this comment alone in the comments section:
"Also, audiences did respond to War Horse.
Itís the highest grossing World War I pic of all time and the second highest grossing horse movie."
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:12 AM   #4
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What I find unbelievable is that a man who has made billions of dollars in the industry, has a huge track record, is probably the face of American filmmaking and yet he can't get movies started because of money. It is astounding. And we wonder why we can't find funding? You'd think he'd walk in, snap his fingers and money would fall on him from heaven. Maybe we should take up a collection.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:00 AM   #5
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Cole: The reason why even Spielberg has trouble raising $$$ today is that the business is quite different, scarily different, from when he was in his prime -- and the golden boy. In strict, simple business terms, Hollywood is in real trouble as an industry. 1) Fewer movies are getting made each year, 2) The cost of making them is going up and up, to ridiculous heights, 3) Fewer people are buying tickets each year (the only way the sacred $10 billion domestic box office gross is being maintained year to year is via higher ticket prices and the 3-D premium), 4) A lot of movies lose money, often big money, 5) Money is much harder to come by for everybody, and 6) Nobody, not even Spielberg, gets a pass anymore.
All of that adds up to even more terror and paranoia than usual, since everyone also knows the industry runs on fear (especially of losing one's job over a single disastrous decision).
It remains to be seen what will ultimately come of all this, but it's not good for anybody -- or the business. Sad but true.
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:49 PM   #6
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A little update.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/04/drea...igns/#comments
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:36 PM   #7
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Yeah, saw that Deadline post myself this morning. 'Nuff said. I think the movie business is in for some seismic change over the next several years -- and that it will be a very good thing for most of us aspiring writers and filmmakers. Although few if any people agree with me, I predict a democratization of the whole process and broad new digital distribution platforms like VOD that will empower lots of us to make movies that make money, but many of which never see traditional theatres. I hope that's the case, and that's what I'm planning on.
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:49 PM   #8
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And it continues.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/04/drea...utive-resigns/
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