Tuesday, April 23, 2024

‘Big Chill’ for Channing Tatum New “Big Chill” Movie


It’s rough out there for indie filmmakers. Take the people behind “Ten Year,” a much anticipated film coming to the Toronto Film Festival this week. “Ten Year”– sort of a modern “Big Chill” type reunion film– has a movie star, Channing Tatum, and a talented cast including Kate Mara, Justin Long, Anthony Mackie, Rosario Dawson, and Oscar Isaac. Even though 28 year old Eric Gores, son of billionaire Alec Gores, is listed as a producer, the budget is tight for Toronto. A memo was sent to the cast this week that reads thusly:

“Dear all,
Just a clarification – and this goes for everyone including Channing – no one is getting car service TO their flight to and from Toronto. Anything in Toronto TEN YEAR will handle which includes airport to hotel, hotel to dinner, dinner to premiere, premiere to hotel, hotel to return flight.
This is our standard deal for TIFF. We will not reimburse for cars outside of CANADA.
Please feel free to give me a call with any questions and concerns?
Thank you!”

I’m told the cast is also flying coach to Toronto. (Well, they’ll be in good company. So am I, on one of American Airline’s flying MRIs.) Ah, the glamorous life!


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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