The link here is to a long list of unmade or unfinished films by a good percentage of the world’s greatest filmmakers.
You can look at it as a sad commentary on how difficult the world of filmmaking is. Or you take some solace and perhaps even inspiration from the fact that even the greatest filmmakers have extreme difficulties getting their passion projects made. Read more
The European Independent Film Festival posted the following interview with me at http://www.ecufilmfestival.com/en/2012/07/an-interview-with-howard-suber-how-to-make-it-in-today%E2%80%99s-film-world/.
“How to Make It in Today’s Film World”
an Interview with Howard Suber
Suber has been a professor of film at the University of California for 47 years and was the founder of the current Film and Television Producers Program. He has helped train thousands of young screenwriters, producers, directors and animators, many of whom are active around the world. His book offers an overview of the film industry, commenting on everything from the practical issues associated with producing films through to the creative process.
In this interview, Suber discusses his insightful book and shares his opinions on the evolution of the film industry. His commentary provides an educated look into the multi-faceted film world: what it was, what it has become and where it is headed. Read more
The press, audiences, and people in the film industry itself all seem to believe that, to be a success, a Hollywood film must have a happy ending, but as the list below demonstrates, this is not born out by the evidence. While comedies and musicals generally end happily, a very large proportion of the most memorable popular films (those that were popular in their own day and have remained popular) do not. Read more
Thanks to Angel Granados, a student in the Strategic Thinking class at UCLA that Ken Suddleson and I just finished, for the following summation of important points in that class and Letters to Young Filmmakers: