Patt Morrison for May 27, 2010

So you want to make a movie…give a listen to the experts

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Patt talks to some Hollywood producers about what goes on behind the scenes of our favorite TV shows and movies

The producers of big-name film, TV and new media who have brought us pirates and aliens and monsters and heroes… they’re all at the Produced By Conference next week, where they’ll be parsing the latest in the art of making entertainment for the screen. How do you manage the creative alchemy between director and producer, how much technology is enough or too much, and where’s the money? Today, we’re treated to the inside view of the business with three majors as they take on Hollywood futures, pay-per-view, technology, and the challenge of pleasing the ever-changing tastes of the audience.

*Our guests and dozens more producers are participating next week in the Produced By Conference, which runs from June 4 through June 6 at the 20th Century Fox Studios.

Guests:

Gale Anne Hurd, formed her own production company, Pacific Western Productions, in 1982 and went on to produce a number of box-office hits including The Terminator, Aliens, and The Abyss. In 2003 she was awarded the Telluride Tech Festival Award of Technology at Telluride, Colorado along with Sir Arthur C. Clarke.

Hawk Koch, a motion picture producer, a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and a former road manager for the musical groups The Supremes and The Dave Clark Five.

Tim Gibbons, an award-winning television and film producer and director, he is currently executive producer of HBO's comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm.


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