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Actually picking winners folks tonight and chances are if not about go to a movie tonight depending on the weather outside we're glad you didn't because we need you here.
But nobody likes being cooped up inside all day.
One thing -- may not know is that is Hollywood gets more desperate for money they are starting to go to some.
Controversial places for -- like Libya and the family of terrorists -- Moammar Qaddafi.
And his son -- he is breaking into the -- business after giving pro -- shot.
Academy Award winning producer Peter -- over joins us now to tell us whether this means it's the end of the world I don't know Peter I mean.
It may not be the end of the world Peter -- You know for me it's got a scare me don't Moammar Gadhafi is a bad guy he is backed terrorists.
The apple doesn't fall far from the -- should we be concerned about this.
I -- Stalin used to watch movies by John -- -- so yet.
If you can't help but like films the -- way you want the question is are you gonna influence the films ago influence the convent.
You know Hollywood's pretty agnostic you know.
They'll take money from wherever it comes from as long as they still.
Have the control over the creative elements and we don't know whether or not in this particular instance whether Moammar Qaddafi son.
Is -- to have any control over the contents.
Well how how does Hollywood go about try.
-- prevent that from happening because clearly there other money men.
Maybe nobody is notorious as Moammar Qaddafi or his family.
But there are other money men who would have liked to have influenced the content of film how does Hollywood try to prevent that from going on.
In most places that have money can hear the rattle the begging cup of Hollywood coming.
And if it's not them it's somebody who wants to put their name on the golden swing.
And I think it's a very big influence so whether you see it's Iran who has played without a whether you see its reliance in India whose playlist or Abu Dhabi who created a fund but -- one is one national GO doesn't -- with the United Arab Emirates.
Everybody's looking for this capital to play out.
This life because these films of -- expensive and plenty risky.
So they kind of look past who's doing it to what -- gonna get -- but -- one.
In -- specifically is or something you can put in a contract when you're you're signing for all this -- -- country's producers are some.
Some mechanism legal or otherwise that you can use to prevent editorial conference content for being influenced by these guys -- backers.
Yeah you can -- you know that the old expression -- -- the gold makes the rules sell the idea of how bad you want that.
-- how bad you need that bonding and what are you willing to dual look away from the get that funding and these things are this is a high risk badges movies are uncertain at best.
And so the idea -- of this -- capital coming into the system is seductive.
For anybody that needs -- a lot of these companies need the capital and then not gonna get as much from the hedge funds and the slate bonding that they that in the past because that.
Kind of drying up.
Right but it does seem like something worth monitoring and don't freak out yet but you know let's keep -- close on aren't.
Let's talk about the film that took over avatar for the first time in a box office and it was -- -- like it was called dear John.
Now of course you think about what happened last week and it was a Super Bowl my wife and daughter.
Left me alone with a guys who watches super -- -- women around the country did that so it's not that surprised the question is coming up it's Valentine's Day weekend.
-- those same thing happen this coming weekend.
Listen women control -- women control -- pocketbook women control -- children why shouldn't they control the box office.
I I don't veterinary and every statement you made leading up about the go ahead.
No really what happens is that women have always been a pervasive force in moviemaking and moviegoing decisions you know there's a lot of hue and cry -- women don't have a chance women don't have this woman don't have that.
Watch this year how woman's gonna probably -- the best direct at me in the best picture.
Look at a sports film which have been.
Always denied -- you know any real success or especially a woman's what's -- suddenly it's nominated for best picture and she could -- very well win the Oscar that's blind side and then you look at twilight.
I mean you look at a film has engendered a quarter -- a billion in domestic box office you're talking a big pieces I think women.
Are really vital to the movie going business and are having themselves felt.
Okay but we're talking about two different things here by the way Hurt Locker I sought over the -- -- extraordinary movie done by that the former wife of James Cameron who.
Has is just a fantastic.
Director it's a wonderful.
Movie about Iraq it's it's it's.
What I wouldn't call stupidly -- a men's film without realizing you have a woman who directed it but.
That's one side of the picture the other's -- the consumer side is it conceivable.
That that female consumers of film.
Will push the direction.
In which film's goal because the fact they have so much power at the box up.
Absolutely you know success has many fathers and failure is an -- And the success of films like the proposal like blind side like twilight like Julie and Julia.
All these films that mama -- -- that have been a women's -- female centric.
Are going to bring more films of that nature in the marketplace and -- be a very important extremely important quadrant.
In the future and remember one thing about this is really important to.
Think about there's a reason why some additional hadn't been made in the past.
Though volume of about a male testosterone guns because in the past they didn't travel well internationally they generally didn't have a longer life they generally didn't have repeat business but we're seeing -- says -- says sex in the city with kingdom is what twilight.
So the idea here is I think changes in the air you're gonna see more films.
Pointed towards that box office component because it is powerful -- robust.
And -- course blind side is another one of those movies are good -- just as easily managed to women fantastic movie by the way guess what -- my wife.
My daughter and her friend went to go -- Hangover -- avatar.
So I have a job so who knows I mean that all kinds of things you have people's people's faces or are getting kind of mixed in but again.
Hey let's move let's say that hangover.
Which did -- -- up 500 million dollars half the audience was female so go figure that out -- that was supposed to be guys film as well aren't.
Peter -- wonderful to see is always thanks for coming in appreciate it coming up on deck.
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