Thursday, January 18, 2007

Another nice Sundance context read

No, this is not turning into a Sundance blog all of a sudden. But I did like this LA Weekly article by Scott Foundas too. And yeah, that's my "John" referenced within.

The Sundance Kids

For alumni of America’s most prestigious film festival, winning is less than half the battle

By SCOTT FOUNDAS
Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 6:00 pm
One morning, Gary Walkow was suddenly transformed into a successful Hollywood filmmaker. Gone were the hat-in-hand searches for financing, the deferred salaries, the long shooting days with undermanned crews and the months upon years spent touring the festival circuit while seeking a distribution deal. For a moment, he was taking calls by the dozen instead of waiting for the phone to ring. Producers happy to fund whatever project he desired were making a beeline to his door. And then, as abruptly as someone yelling “Cut!” Walkow awoke to find himself still seated at the desk of his broom-closet-size office at the Santa Monica Airport, where he comes every day to write, a stopwatch close at hand.... (more)

1 comment:

Bryan P said...

I dug that article. Gives one pause... but then a little bit of hope, too.