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Brobdignagian

Sport climber
Phoenix, AZ
Mar 18, 2019 - 10:01am PT
My understanding has been that a Producer is the "owner" or principal shareholder - the Executive Producer sometimes gets that title for being a large shareholder/funder, but not necesarily involved in execution. The Director is like the CEO - having to oversee the whole damn thing from start to finish, all the departments & staff etc.

So a producer can either be not involved at all, or very involved, working with the director.

Just my ignorant opinion on something I know little about.
WBraun

climber
Mar 18, 2019 - 10:29am PT
My mind trying to picture soloing Freerider is like my eyes trying to look at the sun.

When done correctly it is done with no side effects .....
DCFrench

climber
San Francisco, CA
Mar 18, 2019 - 11:44pm PT
The movie has grossed $20 million now. My question is how does that get distributed? What percent of the gross do each of the participants get - producers, directors, cameramen, climber, sponsors, etc?
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 19, 2019 - 02:39am PT
Pretty Shure camera jockeys and riggers are just hired help. You get a day rate or hourly rate and that's it.... I did an album photo shoot for an Irish band I had no clue who they were at the time and can't remember now. must have been early 90's. I got my day rate in cash. I heard the album went platinum in Europe..
10b4me

Social climber
Lida Junction
Mar 19, 2019 - 08:55am PT
The movie has grossed $20 million now. My question is how does that get distributed? What percent of the gross do each of the participants get - producers, directors, cameramen, climber, sponsors, etc?

Figure in the production costs also, i.e. ropes for rigging, cameras, etc.
Also you have to figure in the editing time. I think, Jimmy, and Elizabeth did the editing, and they probably did that pro bono.
In fact, they may have had an agreement with the crew where they paid them up front, and if the film made money, they would be paid a bonus.
Sponsors make money thru advertising.
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 23, 2019 - 06:32am PT
I read somewhere the production budget was about $2 million. That would probably include hourly labor, equipment, travel expenses, etc. The film has made 10 times that at the box office. Add ongoing revenue from streaming, dvd sales, etc and you have a tidy profit. I don't know how it is distributed but I would guess some of the principal players would get a percentage of net profit, as MGuzzy points out. Those who weren't able to negotiate a percentage feel left out, no doubt.
Everyone who was associated with the production got something to put on their resume. I doubt that hurt anyone's career.
Rudder

Trad climber
Costa Mesa, CA
Mar 26, 2019 - 10:19am PT
aspendougy

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 26, 2019 - 07:54pm PT
https://www.inc.com/dave-mckeown/3-unusual-leadership-lessons-from-first-free-solo-climb-of-el-capitan.html

Maybe now Alex Honnold can go around giving seminars on Leadership at major corporations.
i-b-goB

Social climber
Nutty
Mar 26, 2019 - 08:15pm PT
Fleece Solo!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 27, 2019 - 06:55am PT
"Mr. Outfield" has struck out here, its seems.

He is trying to cash in on a trendy thing, the cynics might say.

He also should have left that article in the oven longer...it's half-baked.

And he does not know Alex.

I doubt he has any experience in the activity of rock climbing.

He is blowing more hot air than my Conair.

"Masters" and "gurus" are best avoided and their "messages" ignored.

Alex did what he did to please himself and not to inspire others.

Of course, I have not seen all the interviews, read all the articles.

Alex may be concerned about or aware of his legacy, for all I really know.

But this writer knows less than he should about his subject.
WBraun

climber
Mar 27, 2019 - 09:04am PT
She seems to understand from a non-climbers point of view pretty well what's going on in the documentary.

You seem to have an overly obsessive fixation on this whole "Free Solo" thing .....
Klimmer2.0

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Mar 28, 2019 - 07:10am PT
Seems Alex and Jimmy are teaming to guide Tom Brady up El Cap ...

What would that cost? Probably just a joke but what would that cost???

Lol.

If it did happen it would probably inspire the rich to start going after it. Another feather in their cap and for their exclusive bucket list. How hard could it be? ...

Lol

Climbing is the real thing.



https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/patriots/tom-brady-looking-climb-el-captain-alex-honnold-jimmy-chin
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Mar 28, 2019 - 07:22am PT
Climbing culture is not unique. I have dabbled in a lot of different things, and see a similar pecking order in most of them, even the dirtbag culture of doing something full time that doesn’t pay.

As for him giving talks and making good coin, good for him. A climber might roll their eyes a little, but why should anyone really care other than jealousy?
EdwardT

Trad climber
Retired
Mar 28, 2019 - 07:41am PT
Seems Alex and Jimmy are teaming to guide Tom Brady up El Cap ...

What's the big deal?

Kelly Preston (John Travolta's wife) did the 23-hour Nose Route to the top of El Capitan in 18 hours 23 minutes.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Mar 28, 2019 - 11:21am PT
This Life Coach comes of with three different take-aways in her YT vid.

I'm good with her take-away's, but all of those damn cuts drove me nuts. I don't think they're edits, as if she couldn't get through two sentences in a row. Rather, she's using edit-like cuts as a sort of video punctuation. I became totally distracted trying to predict when the next one would come. Actually, they come across like momentary absence seizures.
BruceHildenbrand

Social climber
Mountain View/Boulder
Apr 1, 2019 - 10:32am PT
Here's a link to my article on Alex for Bicycling Magazine:

https://www.bicycling.com/news/a26934918/free-solo-alex-honnold/
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2019 - 03:19pm PT
Good chart, MGuzzy. I wonder how much dvd and streaming adds to the revenue picture?
A Essex

climber
Apr 1, 2019 - 06:45pm PT
can't wait to see what Sanni stars in next!
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2019 - 05:03pm PT
Should be a hit in India.
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2019 - 04:46pm PT
Mom's memoirs...

https://www.outsideonline.com/2394266/the-sharp-end-of-life-book-review-alex-honnold-dierdre-wolownick
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