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CAN THE THEATRICAL MOVIE BE RESURRECTED?
Truth be told, these mavericks do not need Hollywood. Hollywood needs them -- but they're going to have to take a chance. Since it all starts w the script Hollywood needs to find fresh global voices -- voices that are outside the bubble. Voices that can bring fresh stories instead of revamped remakes and blockbuster formulas that don't always work.
- Deb Havener is a Producer/Writer at Pretty Eggs Productions
Theatres in LA aren't posting what films are even playing on their signs or show times--giving up on casual movie goers as an audience. Stand alone art house theatres are virtually gone.
- Jay Woelfel is Mangaging Member at Season of Darkness, LLC
- Sean Browne is a Filmmaker at Atoms Movie, LLC
I agree most of the interesting storytelling - and storytellers - have moved into TV.
I'm not sure how to resurrect the "theatrical, David Lean" type production. (It's just so expensive to do a wide release now that the project has to be bland and bullet-proof.)
- Michael Rogan is a Screenwriting Instructor, Screenplay Reader, and Author