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:
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?
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!