‘Speech’ exemplifies agile indie sector
Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech” shows how an indie film can harness opportunity even in times of economic hardship and without a major Hollywood studio’s help.
Those involved with the historical drama credited Australian and U.K. production company See-Saw Films.
See-Saw put together the financing and produced the film by striking deals with key distribution partners, including a multi-territory pact with the Weinstein Co., which releases the film in the U.S. on Nov. 26.
“The King’s Speech” came together with lightning speed; See-Saw closed financing in October 2009, after having the script in hand for a year.