Sheridan blasts greedy Hollywood bosses

ONE of Ireland’s most successful movie directors has blasted greedy Hollywood bosses for making boring big budget action films instead of quality drama.

Jim Sheridan, who directed “My Left Foot” and “In the Name of the Father” claims that all the good drama is now being made for television, instead of movies.

Wicklow-born Sheridan – nominated six times for Oscars – said: “Basically, there is no movie industry. There’s a TV industry. I think Hollywood is making movies for China and India and Brazil and Russia.

“So they don’t want dialogue movies. They don’t want dramas. They’ve migrated the drama to TV.

“Like every director in the world now, myself and Neil Jordan [Sheridan’s friend and fellow Irish director] are trying to work out how to migrate to TV because that seems to be the place where you can say something.”

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1 Response to “Sheridan blasts greedy Hollywood bosses”


  1. 1 Padgett October 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Independent motion picture suppliers are demonstrating the fact that big studios no more will be the lone judges of what the public would like. As you add to that distribution on the web and, headlines, web pages, from chat to complete films. It really is a brand new world. Some of it really good, some not.


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