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The problem with creative briefs

Creative briefs don’t speak your language. They speak the language of the advertising agency or the public relations firm or designers. Whoever is writing the brief.

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Don Simpson: Keep it simple, stupid

Don Simpson

New York Times article by Bernard Weinraub on Hollywood’s most notorious producer Don Simpson and his role in creating the high concept blockbuster model that came to dominate the film industry.

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Don Simpson: It’s all about the money

Don Simpson

The pursuit of making money is the only reason to make movies. We have no obligation to make history. We have no obligation to make art. We have no obligation to make a statement.

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Don Simpson: Let me count the ways

Don Simpson

In 1985, Don Simpson was introduced to Elizabeth Adams aka Madam X, a procurer for Hollywood and other high fliers from 1971 to 1992. Simpson used three to five of her girls a week.

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Don Simpson: When too much is never enough

Don Simpson

It was no secret in Hollywood that producer Don Simpson had a drug problem. But the depth of his addiction was not revealed until the night he died.

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