Saturday, December 29, 2007

Michael Apted Reflects on Movie Industry

From Newsweek: Film’s New Anxiety of Influence - Hollywood still sets the agenda, but increasingly relies on the innovation and cultural input of foreign-born filmmakers.

"Today in Hollywood there is a different and unnerving kind of energy as we find ourselves facing new frontiers. We are now deep into a digital age that has begun to fundamentally alter the relationship between creators and the audience. Our industry faces many challenges in determining how to take advantage of new technology while still protecting the environment for our artists to work."

(Click here to read the rest of the interview)
Michael Apted not only presides over the Directors Guild of America and will be directing Voyage of the Dawn Treader, but in his spare time he's negotiating in the Hollywood strike and still finds time to reflect on his experiences for Newsweek.

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