CTCS 466 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Nate Parker, Cecil B. Demille, Fox Searchlight Pictures
Now producers will have pga added to the end of their name in film credits. Why major people signed on to this film: nate parker: he was so passionate and articulate in expressing that passion about this film. Nate parker (former athlete: director, writer, lead actor in film, wrote along with college friend, acquitted of rape charges; other friend convicted, but charges dropped on appeal; victim takes her life in 2012. Screened at sundance film festival: was a hit, highest paid price for a film ever at a film festival: . 8 million by fox. Successful screenings in toronto -> viewers able to separate rape allegations from the film. Cecil b demille: tireless self-promoter/best-known movie maker in the world, until the likes of ____ & walt disney came around, narrated his own trailers, hosted show for 10 years. Hollywood extra girl (short: promotion for his next movie, the crusades, served to market his films, but also to market himself.