the formula for success

By eug | eugonline August 23, 2006 at 10:00AM

the formula for success
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Writer William Goldman famously said about the film biz, "Nobody knows anything." Well, filmmakers hoping to strike it rich with can rely on a new formula for success that has already worked well twice. From an industry friend who finally saw "Little Miss Sunshine" over the weeked, that formula is:

quirky comedy + funny dance number at end + premiere at sundance + cinetic = big sell to fox searchlight


LMS has made nearly $15 million so far and shows no signs of slowing yet ("Napoleon Dynamite" made nearly $45 million two years ago).

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