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WHO HAS FINAL CUT - THE DIRECTOR OR THE STUDIO?
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2003, 08:11:57 PM »
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This thread is one of the best of ever seen at Xixax. It has [along with the article] inspired one of my more recent blog entries:
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For some deluded reason, I never really considered final cut to be that much of an issue – quite frankly, and let's be honest, I though I'd always have it. And I'm talking from the get go. Where on Earth this misconception of kindness in the industry came from I have no idea, though it probably has something do with some of the stuff that Paul Thomas Anderson says on the Magnolia DVD. Of course, he paid his dues with the Sydney/Hard Eight fiasco, and I'm ultimately just a dope in a suit, hoping for the best, which ain't coming.
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WHO HAS FINAL CUT - THE DIRECTOR OR THE STUDIO?
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2003, 09:07:27 PM »
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Quote from: ©brad
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I suggest this book:

For three years Frolick, a graduate of NYU film school and now a film industry journalist, tracked seven would-be directors just graduated from the major film schools and newly arrived in Babylon/Hollywood. They had serious things to say, and worthwhile, even noble, projects in mind. They came to make art, not sell out. But would they get a chance? Frolick documents their trials, mostly in their own voices, with various agents, producers, and veteran directors offering comment and advice. The seven prove to be an intelligent and likeable bunch, and Frolick succeeds in showing each as a rounded character. However their experience is depressing: ideas are dumbed down, creativity ignored, and people trashed. In short, Hollywood is everything these neophytes had feared, and worse.


sounds as uplifting as watching concentration camp footage from auschwitz.
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Re: WHO HAS FINAL CUT - THE DIRECTOR OR THE STUDIO?
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2007, 12:52:23 PM »
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10-year-old filmmaker sues for creative control
He seeks creative control of his movie, alleging his financier wants 'final cut and everything.'
Source: Los Angeles Times



Most 10-year-olds are happy with an allowance and some video games.

Budding filmmaker Dominic Scott Kay wants creative control, along with a shot at the Sundance Film Festival. And, as often happens in the entertainment business, to get what he wants he's headed to court with one of Hollywood's top litigators in tow.

The child actor, whose credits include Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report" and voicing Wilbur the pig in Paramount Pictures' recent "Charlotte's Web," is in a creative battle with Conroy Kanter, the financier of the short film Kay directed. The two met when Kay played with Kanter's son on a soccer team.

"She wanted to make all the decisions and stuff," Kay said. "She wanted final cut and everything."

Kay alleges in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court that Kanter, his Malibu neighbor, is trying to wrestle away control of "Saving Angelo," starring actor Kevin Bacon, which she helped bankroll with $11,000.

Kanter's attorney, Michael Stoller, alleged that Kay's mother was behind the lawsuit and was seeking financial gain, adding that his client considered financing the film a "charitable contribution" to animal rights. "This is another example that no good deed goes unpunished," he said.

Kanter was seeking to use Kay to become a Hollywood "player," said Dylan Ruga, who is representing Kay along with prominent Hollywood lawyer Stanton L. (Larry) Stein.

Kay based his film on an incident from his own life. It tells the story of a boy who rescues a dog left for dead on the side of the road, finding a home for it in a local firehouse.

The lawsuit describes Bacon as a friend of Kay's, who worked with the actor before when he starred in the Bacon-directed film "Loverboy."

Kay alleged that he had shelved the film because Kanter had threatened to sue him since September 2005 if he completed the editing or screened the finished product without her consent. The lawsuit said profit would go toward animal rescue charities.

The movie was invited to the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, and it could have been entered in the 2006 and 2007 editions of the Sundance Film Festival, Kay alleges.

"One of the most frustrating things was that Ms. Kanter stopped me from showing the film at Sundance for two years in a row," Kay said. "I don't think that's fair."
“Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” - Andy Warhol


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Re: WHO HAS FINAL CUT - THE DIRECTOR OR THE STUDIO?
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2007, 12:11:31 AM »
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HE???

here's a rule: you can't ask for final cut if you're not a fully formed person.
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Re: WHO HAS FINAL CUT - THE DIRECTOR OR THE STUDIO?
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2007, 09:36:42 AM »
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he could've played an aviva.

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Re: WHO HAS FINAL CUT - THE DIRECTOR OR THE STUDIO?
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2007, 02:11:43 PM »
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Hell, he could've won Little Miss Sunshine.

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Re: WHO HAS FINAL CUT - THE DIRECTOR OR THE STUDIO?
« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2007, 04:56:58 PM »
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he could've been a stunt double in Hounddog.

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Re: WHO HAS FINAL CUT - THE DIRECTOR OR THE STUDIO?
« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2007, 05:40:08 PM »
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Take that, 10-year-old boy!

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Re: WHO HAS FINAL CUT - THE DIRECTOR OR THE STUDIO?
« Reply #38 on: January 28, 2007, 11:04:19 AM »
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Re: WHO HAS FINAL CUT - THE DIRECTOR OR THE STUDIO?
« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2007, 10:44:42 AM »
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Child Director Settles Financier Suit

An 11-year-old director has settled his lawsuit against a woman he claimed demanded creative control over his short film after she helped financed it, his attorney said.

Dominic Scott Kay, a child actor who was the voice of Wilbur the pig in "Charlotte's Web," sued Conroy Kanter, alleging she demanded creative control and distribution and promotion rights of "Saving Angelo" after she put about $11,000 into the project.

The 15-minute movie stars Kevin Bacon and is based on Kay's real-life effort to nurse an abandoned, badly injured dog back to health.
 
As part of the settlement, Kanter will receive a producer credit and the young filmmaker will get full rights to the movie, said Kay's attorney, Dylan Ruga.

A call to Kanter's attorney was not immediately returned Wednesday.

Kay is still editing the movie and plans to submit it to the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, Ruga said.

"Dominic has worked so hard on this film and now finally it can be finished and widely distribute," he said.
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Re: WHO HAS FINAL CUT - THE DIRECTOR OR THE STUDIO?
« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2007, 10:47:55 PM »
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Child Director Settles Financier Suit

An 11-year-old director...

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