I’m usually loathe to hype anything TMZ puts out, but this item (a letter of concern from Michael Bay to Paramount Studio heads) was an interesting insight into the film-making process and the egos, concerns and collaboration that go into every production. Films are, after all, viewed by studios and distributors as a product being manufactured with the intent to make a profit, with “art” a secondary concern.
At the beginning of May, the always passionate Michael Bay sent a letter to Paramount suits addressing concerns about the promotion of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The letter is business as usual, but what makes the leak so interesting is the rare insight given into the business aspect of the film-making process and how, despite assurances of a huge box office haul for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Bay wasn’t satisfied with Paramount’s promotion. And that’s not a bad thing at all– especially with years of your life invested in a project. Neither news or groundbreaking scoop, the letter does show that even if your gig is directing movies and living the dream, office politics still rule.