FURIOUS D IS MUST READ IF YOU REALLY WANT TO UNDERSTAND THE BUSINESS OF THE FILM BUSINESS.
Jonathan Stuart-Brown for Save The British Film Industry.
Furious D is must read if you want to understand how the film business works. Although he says it tongue in cheek, there is no doubt that Furious D would be a very credible choice to head a Hollywood major Studio.
Sadly, based on very extensive experience, we know that most Members of Parliament, Government Ministers (especially in The Department of Culture and Media, but also in The Department of Business), The Parliamentary Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport, most national newspaper journalists (especially those writing on the film industry), most movie magazines, every film reviewer (especially the celebrity TV and Radio reviewers), most BBC TV film journalists, and sadly most actors just do not want to understand the film business.
They do not want to do detail.
There are honourable exceptions. But most (based on countless face to face lunches, cups of teas, briefings) just do not want to recognise that it is a commercial business based on finance, manufacturing and retail.
They really prefer – often brazenly state they prefer – the illusion that films are beamed down from Heaven in a Star Trek ‘Energise’ moment. That there is no real industry behind it to worry about. That anyone with charm and a great smile who says ‘Trust Me’ must be automatically trustworthy and should never be asked questions about how they spend vast taxpayer money to subsidise their industry and business.
The journalists just print any PR handout they are given: unchallenged, untested, and often unread.
But for those who want to really understand and to analyse the business, then just read Furious D every weekday. Read the back catalogue analysis he has done on each Studio. If you have money to invest in movies then just read Furious D before you part with it or sign anything.
Meanwhile if you want to see a great movie showreel by the best action scene director from Britain, then here is the Vic Armstrong link.
Aruna Shields – the British actress who conquered Bollywood last summer and was officially the most googled name in India in 2010 - has personally requested that we remind you what she looks like in 2011. She really did personally request we show these first two pics.
Although not personally requested to show the next few, we thought why not ?