Bryce Clark took to the Ben Banks movie blog to fill us in on the situation with the changing titles of Ben Banks aka The Misadventures of Ben Banks aka Beauty & the Least. Here is the post:
There is a lot about the movie business that we are learning as we go through this process. We signed with an international sales agent and watching them sell the movie to overseas markets is eye opening.
They use different titles to attract different buyers from various territories… THE MISADVENTURES OF BEN BANKS and BEAUTY AND THE LEAST – it’s weird to watch. I mean I’m expecting to see the movie called SMOKING HIGH MAN FINDS LOVE…
No I’m kidding!
We’ve had to let go a little bit as first time filmmakers – but not one frame of the movie has been touched. It is the movie I made. It’s the movie I wanted to make. It’s just being packaged and sold in a way that is in line with what attracts foreign buyers. And I get that. Usually this happens after a movie’s North American presence has been established, but we’re doing it in reverse (as I guess more and more indie movies are doing)
It is cool to see the movie getting out there…
When the movie is released in North America it will be BEN BANKS!