Exclusive: Producers Richard Zanuck and David Heyman Video Interview – YES MAN

     December 22, 2008

Written by Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub

An interview I’ve been promising to get online for awhile now is finally edited and ready to be watched! Yup, my exclusive interview with Producers Richard Zanuck and David Heyman is below and in two parts.

In case you don’t know their names….David Heyman is the producer of the “Harry Potter” franchise as well as many other movies. And Richard Zanuck….he’s as close to Hollywood royalty as anyone in the business as his dad was Darryl F. Zanuck and he started 20th Century Fox back in the 1930’s! Richard’s been producing movies for many, many decades now and I have to say…it was a real treat to get to speak with him.

Since the interview is pretty long, let me be brief; all you need to know is I did this interview for their new movie “Yes Man”. But even though we started talking about their most recent film, of course we talked about a lot of other subjects like the behind the scenes of making movies, the test screening process, IMAX, Harry Potter, 3-D, Dark Shadows, The Boy in Striped Pajamas, and David Heyman talked about his upcoming project with Alfonso Curan and how he’s going to be making a Paddington Bear movie.

Trust me, it’s a great interview with two of Hollywood’s leading producers. And if you’d like to watch some movie clips from “Yes Man”, just click here.

Richard Zanuck and David Heyman – Part 1

  • They talk about how they got involved with Yes Man and were they on the set everyday
  • Behind the scenes talk of producing
  • Test Screening process– how it changed this film and how has it effected other films they’ve worked on
  • IMAX talk on Harry Potter – any thought to doing more IMAX on the 7th Harry Potter film
  • Do they think 3-D as the savior of cinema – what do they think of the format
  • What did they think of the IMAX Dark Knight stuff – did that influence them for future projects

Richard Zanuck and David Heyman – Part 2

  • Boy in Striped Pajamas talk
  • Alice in Wonderland talk – will be released in IMAX – first film to have live action mix with motion capture and animation
  • How hard was it to get the cast of Alice in Wonderland
  • Richard Zanuck talks Dark Shadows
  • David Heyman talks about a Alfonso Curan project which he is producing – it’s a project his Alfonso’s son wrote
  • David says he is also working on Paddington Bear

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