Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sayles & Rinzi on hand-picking a marketing/distribution team for Honeydripper

Interview is at Film Publicity Help.

From the interview:

"John Sayles: My feeling is that the distributors who exist now who have any size to them look at a film as how much work would this be to get a bunch of people to see it. They’re only going to put out X number of movies a year and is this one that’s going to be a lot of work? Will we have to hire more people to think up new ideas, or can we just put this out the way we always put things out and look at the opening weekend and then react to whether the opening weekend is good or bad, which is pretty much what Sumner Redstone and the guys that run the huge studios do. They just look at the numbers. When we first started, it was a much more labor-intensive process. I don’t really think it’s a problem of the big studios getting into it, I think everybody is looking for that home run that just falls in their lap."

Read the rest here.

- Sujewa

2 comments:

Jane said...

Sujewa,

Just wanted to stop by and thank you for the shout out and blog link on the Honeydripper interviews I recently conducted. I see you also recommended them to Tom DiCillo.

Thanks again,
Jane

The Sujewa said...

Sure thing Jane, glad to spread the word re: your excellent interview.

- Sujewa

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