Here concludes my coverage of the Avatar press junket, a roundtable interview with Jon Landau. He seemed like quite a warm, savvy gent. The group of us bumped into him in the corridor, after we were told to wait, and he just invited us into his room - and later told the PR that we'd started late, so we could throw in another question.
Avatar is out today, and we're capping off our coverage of last week's swanky Claridges-based press junket with an interview with producer Jon Landau. A charming, affable gent, Landau started his career producing films such as Dick Tracy and Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, before first collaborating with James Cameron on True Lies. Subsequently, he jumped ship to work with Cameron on Titanic, a move that won him an enviable amount of awards.
In this roundtable session, the assembled, hard-nosed journos were intent on grilling Landau about Avatar's inflated budget, as well as the price of 3D exhibition, and the production's dealings with Fox, Murdoch and News Corporation.
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