Final cut privilege

Final cut privilege ( final cut right ) is a movie industry term, usually meaning the right of a director to decide how a movie is released for public viewing Ultimately. [1]


We Nearly all occasions in the United States, only Established and bankable directors (Such As Steven Spielberg , Ridley Scott or Peter Jackson ) Given are final cut rights. Outside the Hollywood studio system-in France, for example-directors whose reputations are built on artistic merit, as opposed to bankability, frequently have final cut on their movies. In America there are only some acclaimed, but not necessarily bankable directors, such as Woody Allen , Alexander Payne and Malick Terrence , who enjoy final cut. [2] [3] Sometimes nonbankable directors get final cut privilege when making a film on a low budget.

Before a film is released, studios will usually make changes for commercial purposes, or to remove any controversial content. Such a practice can cause conflict between the director and the studio releasing the film (see American History X and Brazil ). [4]

However, a director commissioned for a film with a rating of higher than “R” (in the US) will still be required to meet this agreement. This happened with Kubrick ‘s Eyes Wide Shut , qui included an orgy szene That Was shown in Europe, aim Would Have Given the film has higher ” NC-17 ” rating in the US. For icts US release, foreground actors Were digitally added to obscure Some sex acts to reach the contractually Obliged R rating .

See also

  • Author theory
  • Director’s cut
  • Artistic control , the same term when applied to musicians
  • Alan Smithee


  1. ^ Jump up to:b Citizen Kane Has History Today .
  2. Jump up^ “ Fade-out on final-cut privileges? “At Variety .
  3. Jump up^ “ Michel Gondry talks “at North by Northwestern
  4. Jump up^ “ Movie Has Two Versions; Only One Is Julie Taymor’s “at The New York Times (March 20, 2007).