Letters From Transformers-Jiwa

bayI’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.

Read the letter here.

1 comments On Letters From Transformers-Jiwa

  • I think Bay has a legitimate gripe. This is a huge movie this summer and it does seem to be awful quiet on the marketing front. That begs the question – does the movie suck, or do the marketing folks suck? We know what Bay thinks.

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