Phil Peel

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What can predict a film’s success?

Posted by Phil On January - 15 - 2014

Not what the film industry thinks,  according to Colin Brown’s article.  A fascinating view which compares sports and film production.. and even mentions the Executive Chairman of my local football club Southampton. (who ironically has just resigned)


50kisses premier promo pix

Colin says…. A costly obsession with conventional star performers has blinded both industries to what really makes teams tick. To borrow both baseball and cinema parlance, it all comes down to finding those players who can truly “produce”. say much the same about the film business.
But could it be that investors would see more immediate benefits by evaluating producers in the way they already score actors and directors? In sports, this would be akin to betting on the team’s management, as well as on the coach and players. Those who doubt the wisdom of that approach need only look at British soccer where one of this season’s over-performers, Southampton FC, owes that unexpected success as much to its highly focused executive chairman as it does to those he has hired to bolster the performances on the ball-field.

Here’s the link


btw 50Kisses premiere is on Feb 13th 2014

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