Linda & Richard Eyre: How media could help the family

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  • I know it. I Live it. I Love it. Provo, UT
    Sept. 2, 2014 6:06 p.m.


    So true! But it's not just about making a feature film. Anyone can buy a camera, create some DIY Home Depot gear, then find a great script. But will that film be a financial success? Will it sustain you, feed a family, and allow you to make more films?

    I don't just want someone to make a family-friendly film which is equally entertaining, thrilling, etc. I want an industry of films like it. I want an entire library of these films.

    Various Genres (comedy, sci-fi, action, comic/hero films, romantic-comedy, sit-coms, etc)
    Not Cheesy
    HD, well-made

    If films are being made within that model, I want to know. I'd gladly pay for them! If it's so easy, where are these films? Show me and my wallet comes out.

  • raybies Layton, UT
    Sept. 2, 2014 2:05 p.m.

    I remember when Disney films all had happy endings.

  • Lagomorph Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 1, 2014 5:24 p.m.

    It's never been easier to produce a feature film. With digital technology, filming, editing, and distributing technically proficient movies can be done by about anyone, even with consumer grade equipment. The feature shot on a cell phone and financed by maxed out credit cards is such a trope at Sundance it almost doesn't bear mentioning anymore. So here's the challenge, if you don't want to passively accept what the studios send to the multiplex, go out and make your own.

    By the way, I know I'm swimming against the tide, but is it too much to ask that "media" be constructed as the plural noun it is? The style manuals are with me on this.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 30, 2014 12:44 a.m.

    "Be willing to earn 15 percent instead of 20 percent by avoiding the dark. "

    Dream on, not gonna happen - and you know why.

    I can tell you from experience it is almost impossible to sell a unique and innovative script to Hollywood.

  • dr.bridell mclean, VA
    Aug. 29, 2014 7:26 a.m.

    If only Disney would listen, really listen!
    Maybe it would start a trend away from amorality and back to morality!