Q&A With Producer Bonnie Curtis

September 21, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

By Aida Ahmed
aahmed@smu.edu

Dallas native and film producer Bonnie Curtis came to SMU along with Glenn Close Tuesday afternoon. Curtis and Close are planning to co-produce a film adaptation of “Albert Nobbs,” and were in town to get final financing for the movie.

Curtis, who has worked on films like “Saving Private Ryan” and “Artificial Intelligence”, spoke with the Daily Mustang on how she feels social media and new technology has impacted the art of filmmaking.

DM: Animation and 3-D are a big part of major films these days. How does this new technology affect your work and the art of filmmaking?

Curtis: Well you definitely have much longer time with animation. You have to think different. It’s very different than working with actors and character pieces. Digitial art has brought films like “Benjamin Button.” I like when it’s used like that, to aid a character.

DM: Have you seen social media affect the film industry in anyway?

Curtis: It’s distribution, the new theatrical distribution. I provide content and an iPhone screen is all you need. It’s fine to pass on to all your friends. It’s to be embraced, not pushed away.