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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted July 13, 2012 01:11 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This is not uncommon situation, and I just watched Tintin (Steven Spielberg), it was a cooperation between Paramount and Columbia.

Why there need 2 big companies/studios in making this movie? Is it about money or copy rights..or something else I don;t know?

Can somebody explain?


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Joe Balitzki
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 - posted July 13, 2012 04:07 PM      Profile for Joe Balitzki   Email Joe Balitzki   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Usually its about $$$ to offset the cost of a production and to minimize the risk if it does not do well at the box office. Sometimes a studio has a option on a story or character(s) and rather than sell the rights to a rival studio they team up. Its similar to a company other than the original production studio licensing another company to distribute the film on DVD. This is nothing new because years ago independent producers struck deals with a studio for financing and distribution. Now the same things happen with the addition of a rival studio to the package deal. With the exorbitant costs of production now which includes ridiculous amounts of money paid to some actors, without these cooperative deals the films would never be produced at all.

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Claus Harding
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 - posted July 13, 2012 05:29 PM      Profile for Claus Harding   Email Claus Harding   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It's a bit like the international productions of the '60es where epics could be financed by, say, the US, Spain and Italy to spread the risk some.


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Hugh Thompson Scott
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 - posted July 13, 2012 06:27 PM      Profile for Hugh Thompson Scott   Email Hugh Thompson Scott       Edit/Delete Post 
Don't forget Irwin Allen's "Towering Inferno" a joint production
by Warner's & Fox.

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