[Still, she adds,] I’ll sit down with a director for the first time, and he’ll say afterwards, ‘God, I was so afraid. I heard you were so mean, and you’re so nice. … But I’m...
People have certain memories that they hold very dear, so you want to remain true to them.
In the face of it, it feels in some ways like financiers appetites for risk, whether they be equity or foreign sales based or North American distributors, have gotten even smaller. … And there are...
Being on a set where the director has lost control is just sickening. No one goes the extra mile, there’s a lot of eye-rolling… it just breeds inertia. If a director is in control, the...
Look at ‘Bettie Page’, that was the classic movie that we had in development forever. I think it pre-dated Killer Films, we made something that is enormously fresh and fun and exactly what the director...
The only way to sustain a career is to be as prolific as you can be, and open to opportunities.
I’m no longer convinced theatrical is the holy grail.
In film producing, there is an inherent tension between the director, the money and the producer, and that’s what keeps it flowing and honest and accountable.
it feels like a victory.
Ultimately when I throw myself behind a movie, I have to really believe in that director’s vision.
Not everyone can see this working as a film, but maybe that will change now that everyone’s embracing musicals in a big way.
Theatrically seeing a movie with a group of people and having a collective experience has an authenticity that you can’t get with your big screen television.
The only way we can do what we do is to be absurdly optimistic,
You could say we’ve come full circle. Now there’s all kinds of excuses to control what people see. It’s getting scarier and scarier.
I like to hear myself as someone who has a lot of money. There are times when we’ve had difficult relationships with financiers, and thing ‘we won’t work with them again…
Our John Wells deal sort of changed us.
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