"I made a stupid mistake," Blum says in his apology. "I talked too fast about a serious problem – a topic that excites me."
After the Hollywood premiere of David Gordon Green's "Halloween," Producer and Blumhouse founder Jason Blum has apologized on social media for comments by women directors who became virulent earlier in the day. "In an interview published on Polygon Blum was asked why his production company never hired a female filmmaker as a horror project since the genre became a fixture on Blumhouse with "Paranormal Activity" in 2007. The producer's response was controversial.
"Try that We always, "said Blum." We're not trying. "We've always tried." There are not many female directors, and still fewer who tend to be horrified. "I'm a great admirer of Jennifer Kent . " her every movie we have you has rejected me every time.
Horror fans and film journalists quickly criticized Blum, especially as the horror genre has proven incredibly prolific for upcoming female directors in recent years. Katie Rife of the AVClub even compiled a list of female horror directors for the producer: "We've got together 1
"Thank you for bringing my stupid comments to my attention in this interview," Blum wrote in a statement on his Twitter page. "I've made a stupid mistake, I talked too fast about a serious problem – a topic that excites me."
Blum noted that "more than 50 percent of Blumhouse's executives are women" and some of them " The most successful franchise companies of women are anchored "new" Halloween ". Jamie Lee Curtis plays her role of Laurie Strode in the film again, but the actress also served as executive producer. As Blum Polygon said, Curtis was a "very powerful, creative leader" and was involved in script development, casting, production, post-production and marketing.
"We did not work well enough to work with female directors, it's not because they do not exist," Blum wrote in his apology. "I've heard from many today, the way my passion came out was stupid, and I'm so sorry for that, I'll do better."
Blumhouse's "Halloween" is going to be universal across the country on October 19th Pictures opened.
– Jason Blum (@jason_blum) October 18, 2018