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  • NAB Actors creating production companies 06/12/2018  7:02pm

    I've seen an increasing trend in actors creating their own production companies. Jessica Biel, Reese Witherspoon, Brad Pitt, etc. Can someone explain to me why?? Is it merely to choose their own roles? Or so they get that producer credit as well? Thanks!

    chickentenders25

    OMG, so these actors can finally have some control over their lives and take some of the cake people live Harvey Weinstein get. It's been going on forever. What's wrong with owning their own company in a business they are expert at?It's a very sound business plan.

    whattheheck 06/12/2018  7:38pm

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    whattheheck 06/12/2018  7:39pm

    It also means they can tell the kind of stories they want to tell (for example, stories with strong female protagonists, etc.).

    actorsmom 06/13/2018  8:14am

    Yes, that too.

    whattheheck 06/13/2018  9:27am

    Speaking of which, did anyone else attend the SAG-AFTRA Foundation screening of the new film, "The Year of Spectacular Men" this past Monday? It was directed and co-stars Lea Thompson; it was written by, sound designed by, music composed by, and co-stars her daughter Madelyn Deutsch, and also co-stars Lea's other daughter, Zoey Deutsch! Lea's husband Howard Deutsch is one of the producers of it. It's a total family production! During the Q&A (with Lea and Madelyn) after the screening, they both brought up the fact that they wanted to work, were having a hard time getting work, and so felt that they had to make their own project in order to work on something meaningful to them.

    Prevrukhna Ptichka 06/13/2018  11:02am