‘BlacKkKlansman’ Producers Explain How ‘Get Out’ Allowed Them to Make Risky Movies With Studio Support
Few production companies have found commercial success as rapidly as QC Entertainment, which followed up the overnight sensation of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” with “BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee’s most acclaimed movie in years.
However, the recent success of QC executives Sean McKittrick, Raymond Mansfield, and Ted Hamm follows a string of failures.Over a decade ago, McKittrick was running Darko Entertainment with financier Hamm when the company released “Southland Tales,” directed by the company’s co-founder Richard Kelly.
The filmmaker’s long-awaited follow-up to cult hit “Donnie Darko” was a legendary flop, with a $17 million budget and a box office gross under $375,000.
The company endured similar challenges with dark Robin Williams comedy “World’s Greatest Dad,” director Bobcat Goldthwait’s Sundance hit that flopped in theaters, and “Bad Words,” Jason Bateman’s raunchy directorial debut, another $10 million production that underperformed.“Nothing hurts more than making a great film that doesn’t do well,
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