"[The studios] have suddenly realised that these films, arthouse films, make money for them and they take them very seriously," he says.
"Every studio has its own independent division, so people like me who would have once been abused as artsy-fartsy idiots are quite respected.
"They recognise that good scripts attract the talent. And there's a whole generation of stars who genuinely want to be in good projects."
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Screenwriter and playwright Patrick Marber, who was recently nominated for a best adapted screenplay Oscar for Notes On A Scandal (from the novel by Zoe Heller, trailer below), talks to BBC News.