$218 Movie Costs $400,000 For Music Rights
from the hmm.... dept
John submits this fascinating article about a movie that’s winning rave reviews at the Cannes film festival. It was made by one guy, basically over the past twenty years of his life just documenting his troubled life. It really sounds quite fascinating – but that has little to do with what we post about here. What’s interesting in this story is that the cost of all the video tape used to make the movie was a whopping $218. However, in order to get the rights to the music he wants for the film, the cost of making the film is shooting up to $400,000. Seems just a bit out of proportion.