You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Colin Fitz’ rises from the pits

Fest fave gets rebirth 14 years later

After 14 years in the can, fest circuit hit “Colin Fitz Lives!” held its L.A. preem Thursday night at the Aero in Santa Monica. Helmer Robert Bella and thesp William H. Macy followed the screening with a Q&A moderated by Variety’s Peter Debruge.

Macy commented on the relative ease of creating a commercial idea: “I’m going to write a script about teenage vampire girls who explode.”

“Colin,” on the other hand, has been anything but easy. To finish the film in time for 1997’s Sundance, Bella had to max out 20 credit cards. “To this day I’ve never been paid on this film,” he said. “This fairytale dovetailed into a nightmare.”

Fortunately, the film has finally been picked up through VOD distrib via IFC’s Sundance Selects. Would Bella do it all over again? “I’d do it in a second,” the helmer said.

More Legit

  • From left, creators Steve Martin and

    Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's 'Bright Star' Rises at the Ahmanson

    After 14 years in the can, fest circuit hit “Colin Fitz Lives!” held its L.A. preem Thursday night at the Aero in Santa Monica. Helmer Robert Bella and thesp William H. Macy followed the screening with a Q&A moderated by Variety’s Peter Debruge. Macy commented on the relative ease of creating a commercial idea: “I’m […]

  • The Prom Broadway

    Musical Comedy 'The Prom' Sets Broadway Run for November 2018

    After 14 years in the can, fest circuit hit “Colin Fitz Lives!” held its L.A. preem Thursday night at the Aero in Santa Monica. Helmer Robert Bella and thesp William H. Macy followed the screening with a Q&A moderated by Variety’s Peter Debruge. Macy commented on the relative ease of creating a commercial idea: “I’m […]

  • Torch Song review

    Off Broadway Review: Harvey Fierstein's 'Torch Song' With Michael Urie

    After 14 years in the can, fest circuit hit “Colin Fitz Lives!” held its L.A. preem Thursday night at the Aero in Santa Monica. Helmer Robert Bella and thesp William H. Macy followed the screening with a Q&A moderated by Variety’s Peter Debruge. Macy commented on the relative ease of creating a commercial idea: “I’m […]

  • Springsteen on Broadway opening

    Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Run?

    After 14 years in the can, fest circuit hit “Colin Fitz Lives!” held its L.A. preem Thursday night at the Aero in Santa Monica. Helmer Robert Bella and thesp William H. Macy followed the screening with a Q&A moderated by Variety’s Peter Debruge. Macy commented on the relative ease of creating a commercial idea: “I’m […]

  • Tracy Letts

    Stagecraft Podcast: Blackmail Led Tracy Letts to Acting (Listen)

    After 14 years in the can, fest circuit hit “Colin Fitz Lives!” held its L.A. preem Thursday night at the Aero in Santa Monica. Helmer Robert Bella and thesp William H. Macy followed the screening with a Q&A moderated by Variety’s Peter Debruge. Macy commented on the relative ease of creating a commercial idea: “I’m […]

  • profiles theatre Sexual Harassment

    Sexual Harassment in the Theater: How Chicago Fought Back

    After 14 years in the can, fest circuit hit “Colin Fitz Lives!” held its L.A. preem Thursday night at the Aero in Santa Monica. Helmer Robert Bella and thesp William H. Macy followed the screening with a Q&A moderated by Variety’s Peter Debruge. Macy commented on the relative ease of creating a commercial idea: “I’m […]

  • The Band's Visit

    Broadway Box Office: Promising Start for 'The Band's Visit'

    After 14 years in the can, fest circuit hit “Colin Fitz Lives!” held its L.A. preem Thursday night at the Aero in Santa Monica. Helmer Robert Bella and thesp William H. Macy followed the screening with a Q&A moderated by Variety’s Peter Debruge. Macy commented on the relative ease of creating a commercial idea: “I’m […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content