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Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success by James Persse

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The Green-Light Path in Hollywood

During another interview, a different producer related an interesting green-light story. James Cameron, the much-heralded producer-director of Titanic, is working on his next picture, a sci-fi action thriller titled Avatar. It’s a big-budget space epic being backed by 20th Century Fox. The interesting part is that Avatar got the green light even when all of the major players acknowledged that the picture was currently impossible to make. At the time, the special effects demanded by the storyline could not be convincingly generated. Analysis of the project showed that the pace of development in the field of computer-generated imagery (CGI) was such that, by the time the project reached that phase of production, ...

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