I came across the following comment posted on this site Movie Posters Lack Variety These Days. It’s the regular world commenting on us. I have to agree it's true. At least I understand why. I think.
"Several years ago I turned down the high-paying opportunity to work in LA for a major film studio, art-directing "big sheet" posters for new movie products. I was convinced by an old college chum and pro in the LA film business that the culture was alien to a flatlander conservative married guy with kids, that "stars" and their agents have last say on what you do with their image, and the pace of the work allows no forgiveness in delivery schedules, even as the "stars" nix your ideas and you have to start over. Thus, this pastiche of posters represents what Hollywood considers SAFE and marketable. Welcome to the machine."
Goodness! What appears to be
a real dustup over art vs. commerce is merely another whiney art director laboring
under the delusion that America is just dying to see his brainchild, but that
wretched Philistine of a client is standing in the way of him and his
And where is this job
where no one nixes your ideas? And how much does it pay? And who says “nix” anymore for cryin’ out loud?!
asked us to spread the word that they are putting together an event on January 31 at
Siren Studiospresenting several hundred portfolios and reels, and inviting 1000+ creative
types from the studios, networks and design agencies.
blah. Seriously. All we want to know is: will there be free food?