David Cronenberg on Contracts and Film Financing

David Cronenberg’s new film A Dangerous Method opens tonight at the Toronto International Film Festival.  In a profile in the Hollywood Reporter, Steven Galloway traces Cronenberg’s career from l’enfant terrible of Canadian cinema to one of the country’s most acclaimed directors.  A Dangerous Method is a period drama that examines the private lives of Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud.  It stars Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender.

The article offers a glimpse into the legal challenges involved in a major movie production.  ”It was quite devastating,” Cronenberg recalls. “Even when we started shooting, there were documents still to be signed. It’s like a Frankenstein quilt: 15 entities were involved, and they all had to sign at the same moment.”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter