“Having worked with several different studios over the years, we came to realize that our favorite people in the world are ourselves.”
That was the official announcement from Trey Parker and Matt Stone that they are moving ahead with plans to open their own $300 million production studio. Using their own money, they opened Important Studios which they will use to produce movie, television and theater projects. In other words, they’re going to start creating the type of projects they’ve always wanted to see, free of any studio involvement.
That’s not to say they ever copped to studio pressure in the past but I still get the feeling that the leash is off now. Should we go ahead and give them their own network? Might be nice to get out of the way now. (NY Times)