- David Simon hates being pegged as angry. With Treme, he’s moved from postindustrial Baltimore to post-Katrina New Orleans, his irascibility very much intact. – New York -lehden Emily Nussbaumin juttu Simonista jne.
- Branding Deals Come Early in the Filmmaking Process – “There’s no fast-food scene at all, but they have to eat,” he said. Mr. Yospe was not a screenwriter, not a producer, not even a studio executive. No, Mr. Yospe was a lawyer with the firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. He was meeting with the writer-producer Roberto Orci, who co-wrote “Transformers” and “Star Trek,” to talk about how to include brands in “The 28th Amendment.
In the past, studio executives made deals to include products in films. Now, with the help of people like Mr. Yospe, writers and producers themselves are cutting the deals often before the movie is cast or the script is fully shaped, like “The 28th Amendment,” which Warner Brothers has agreed to distribute.
- Miksi dvdt ovat niin halpoja mutta ladattavat leffat niin kalliita? – Wal-Mart executives had made it crystal clear that they would not pay a penny more for its DVDs than any competitor, including Apple or Amazon, paid. So the studios charge Internet stores the same $16-17 per copy to download as they charged Wal-Mart for DVDs.
- Michel Gondry kertoo Thorn in the Heart -dokumenttielokuvastaan – "There’s the family you have and the family you choose."