The terrorist attack on America on September
11, 2001, will have a profound impact on how movies will be made
and marketed in the future. Even before this atrocity was committed,
filmmakers across the nation understood the
effect of violent movies on society, but most of them ignored the fact. At least nobody
did anything about it -- except for talking. The more violent a film and the
more sexually provocative, the more money it made. This trend virtually
drove out the quality-oriented and the morally responsible filmmakers
from show business. Of course, the studios made a token effort when there was an overwhelming
support from a star for a quality project. Art Movies
were released in a few cinemas but poorly marketed. Despite that art movies won many Oscars in the
nineties. However, most art movie producers drifted toward the sexually explicit
stories to insure box office revenues. Made for low budgets, these films don't do as well
as the no-brainers that are popular with kids.
I think independents should endeavor to make the kind of movies that fight all forms of terrorism. It would be great if investors would finance companies that produced such movies. As an independent filmmaker with a terrific slate of films, I'm open to the proposition. I'm seeking active financial partners. E-mail me for the prospectus (please provide contact information) .