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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

George Lucas: More movies, less money

A worthy read from Variety: `Lucas tilts at studio tentpoles.' From David S. Cohen's piece:

    The creator of "Star Wars," which stamped the template for the franchise-tentpole film, says many small films and Web distribution are the future.

    And in case anyone doubts he means it, Lucasfilm is getting out of the movie biz.

    "We don't want to make movies. We're about to get into television. As far as Lucasfilm is concerned, we've moved away from the feature film thing because it's too expensive and it's too risky.

    "I think the secret to the future is quantity," Lucas said.


  • Thanks for the find Scott,

    I like the direction that Mr. Lucas is going in. I know that Mr. Lucas is considered somewhat of a renegade (maverick) in the movie industry. However if he and others like him all enter into TV and more importantly micro cinema they are going to eventually kill the innovation and the DIY spirit that has made micro cinema the latest sensation that it is.

    If micro cinema (small films) and content that is created for web distribution begin to make large sums of cash here comes the corporation with their group thank and template formulas to everything and then micro cinema will lost all its originality and fall victim to formulas and marketing strategies.

    As for Lucas film school remark more it truly is self interest and nothing moreā€¦

    By Blogger Rashad Ferguson, at 3:38 PM  

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