Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The MPAA plays stupid
The MPAA has decided not to release numbers from 2008 relating to either the production or the marketing of the major studio’s releases from last year. The group claims that the rising number of co-productions make the real numbers hard to collect [PURE BULLSHIT] but surely the numbers are all there regardless of how many hands are contributing to the total.
The biggest problem is that this means further year-to-year comparisons are going to be that much more difficult to pull together. We're not going to get into conspiracy theories other than to say most of them are probably right regarding the real hidden reasons the group is balking at releasing these figures. It’s just disappointing. Horribly, horribly disappointing.
To better understand total fecal matter of this organization, we HIGHLY recommend the doc "This Film is Not Yet Rated" Do yourself a favor; watch it. As a filmmaker, you're going to have to deal with them at one point or another. It can't really be avoided. Believe us, we've tried.