Never Too Old to Start

SaulThere was a post by Scott Beggs in “Film School Rejects” recently about producer Saul Zaentz. He’s the prolific force behind the iconic films One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus, Mosquito Coast, and The English Patient.

The article resonated with me because Saul Zaentz didn’t start his filmmaking career until his mid-50s. As a 63-year-old former TV guy who’s now starting a new “career” in filmmaking, I take heart from Zaentz’s journey.

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Story and Passion

Story and passion were consistent themes at the Film-Com Financing, Packaging and Distribution Market in Nashville in June.

Knowledgeable panelists dropped valuable tidbits of wisdom and advice, such as…

mitchheadshotMitch Galin (“Apostles of Comedy”) on the abundance of opportunities and the need to keep focused on the main thing: “When I started out, there were three buyers (of TV programs: ABC, CBS, NBC). Now there are 57. It’s the wild west out there. But at the end of the day, we’re storytellers. No matter what the platform, the story’s the thing.” Continue reading Story and Passion