says Ann Thompson. If Weinstein backs this film and actors for awards he'll very probably dump TCW.
I thought you were saying that Ann Thompson said that Weintein might dump TCW, but after checking to see what I thought I'd missed, I realised that was just your thought. And while I have to say that I don't think that eventual possibility can be entirely discounted either (much as the thought is unpleasant), the word "if" was obviously critical there. I agree with others that's it's a bit early for the Weinsteins to have decided anything at this stage.
The thing about eggs in baskets and trying to offset risk, is all about their giving themselves alternative horses to back in the race according to what results from the uncertainties of the actual film making process. That's the point of having different horses. The favourite isn't always the one that gets to the front. Theoretically, they'll surely wait to pick their strongest horse until they're all at least up and running. But they do have a pretty awful reputation for effectively dumping what they think are the horses that are being overtaken. And Mary Magdalene does sound as if it's TCW's main competitor to finding that front running spot, but even that isn't a certainty. It all depends on how the films turn out in practice and until they're all a way into post production, presumptions are just presumptions. What I'm curious about is the extent to which the Weinsteins are going to be (or will have been) keeping tabs on what's been filmed even prior to editing.
Post by coolclearwaters on Mar 11, 2017 22:29:50 GMT
Pushing a movie as an Oscar contender and distributing and promoting it for box office success are not necessarily the same thing. I agree that they will probably focus on one film for awards, but that doesn't mean they will abandon all the other films in their roster. How can you make any money that way?
Mary Magdalene really sounds like the long shot here. Other than The Passion, recent movies about Jesus don't tend to do much box office. I don't recall The Passion getting much awards love, but I could be wrong.
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