Famous film directors are going to TV
Film directors Spike Lee, Nicolas Winding Refn and the Coen Brothers are set to join the ongoing exodus to TV. There are lessons to be learned from those who have gone before.
Moving to TV used to be an admission of failure for filmmakers, a last resort when work got scarce and paychecks stopped flowing. Steven Soderbergh, for instance, brought his Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra to HBO only after spending years searching in vain for a studio buyer.
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