There are some fascinating discussion points coming out of the recent Creative Content Summit in London this week.
One of the highlights of note the Working Title co-chairmen, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner hypothesising that we are reaching the end of the studio era and that the balance of power is shifting away from the studios and that creative content will be king. As a writer that to me this is thrilling.
Bevan said: “Distribution was absolutely king 25 years ago, now the balance has shifted. Access to distribution is easy, it’s the access to creative quality, or even to financing creative quality, that’s rare.” Fellner added: “The studio era is coming to an end” – although he doesn’t think Hollywood will go away – “even if the studio model as we know it ends, I don’t see the demise of LA. The agents are there, there is still talent there.”’
It’s also interesting to see them point out that they always have a diverse slate in development so that they are always producing content that appeals to different audiences, they don’t pigeon themselves into one particular genre. Plus, they have found that “Britishness” sells abroad which helps them when they are taking their projects to market.
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