Allen Hits Out At Hollywood

WOODY ALLEN has slammed the American film industry for letting financiers have too much involvement in the movies they fund.

The quirky New York director, whose latest work MATCH POINT was set and shot in London, claims filmmaking in Hollywood is becoming harder to finance - whereas in Britain the process is simpler, as the money men are not so keen to have a say in the end result.

He explains to gossip site PAGESIX.COM, "I did the film in England because it's increasingly difficult to get financing in the United States.

"It's become more and more prevalent for studios and financiers to participate in (a) project.

"They want to have a say in casting and read the script. I can never work like that. I don't let people read scripts. I want the money and to give them the film a few months later, and that's that.

"In London, that's the way it was. There's no rigmarole from people who want to participate."

Match Point, which stars Hollywood beauty SCARLETT JOHANSSON, premiered at the current CANNES FILM FESTIVAL last week (11MAY05).

15/05/2005 09:42

Contactmusic

Tags: Woody Allen - Match Point - Scarlett Johansson - Cannes Film Festival


Editors Recommendations

Game Of Thrones Recap: "The Lion And The Rose" AKA The Purple Wedding

It’s been two days since Game of Thrones, so anyone not caught up should be responsible...

Game Of Thrones Recap:

Robin Roberts Offers Explanation For Secrecy Surrounding Female Partner

Robin Roberts only revealed that she was in a long-term relationship with a female...

Robin Roberts Offers Explanation For Secrecy Surrounding Female Partner

Brad Pitt And Director David Michod Adapting Stanley McChrystal's Story Into "The Operators" Film

Brad Pitt is keeping on with the theme of military films and, with the help of Animal Kingdom...

Brad Pitt And Director David Michod Adapting Stanley McChrystal's Story Into

Flavor Flav Pleads Guilty To Las Vegas Battery Case

The Public Enemy rapper wanted to take a plea deal to reduce the sentence over a charge...

Flavor Flav Pleads Guilty To Las Vegas Battery Case

Pharrell Williams Begins To Shed 'Happy' Tears During Oprah Winfrey Interview

Pharrell Williams is very emotional about the effect his music can have on people...

Pharrell Williams Begins To Shed 'Happy' Tears During Oprah Winfrey Interview

The Olivier Awards: Who Was Best Dressed On The Red Carpet?

The stars of stage were out last night for the Olivier Awards, honouring Britain’s top theatre talent...

The Olivier Awards: Who Was Best Dressed On The Red Carpet?

Childish Gambino Blasts Record Label On Twitter: "Someone Buy Me Out Of This Contract"

Childish Gambino, a.k.a Donald McKinley Glover, has received a fair amount of success...

Childish Gambino Blasts Record Label On Twitter:

'Joe': The Redemption Of Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage is, without a doubt, one of the world’s greatest actors. There’s not many...

'Joe': The Redemption Of Nicolas Cage

Is FX's 'Fargo' TV Series The Next BIG Thing?

The TV series adaptation of the Coen brothers Oscar-winning movie Fargo has received...

Is FX's 'Fargo' TV Series The Next BIG Thing?


More recommendations

Comments

Woody Allen Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Woody Allen

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All