This holiday merriment arrived courtesy of interns at David Permut’s company.
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Poor saps trying to stay relevant. Try making a movie that doesn’t a) lose money b) is a M.O.W instead, of making corny Holiday Greeting videos.
Ha! Nice try Saget!
Great company, great guys, funny video.
I don’t even know who Permut is, but it’s still pretty funny.
Where’s my Ray Liotta Christmas shirt?
Sounds like Permut passed on Ben’s MOW screenplay or something. I think it’s still a bit tender.
Jeez, loosen up and have some fun.
I had to google who David Permut was. Small office. ‘
The ad companies make funnier videos.
And this is why we hire actors . . .
C’mon, that was funny! And I want the sweater, too.
It was the feel good short about Hollywood during Christmas of the year!
I kinda’ adore this! Great job!
No one wants to grow old and lose their relevance but it does happen, even to the venerable Permut Productions… Producers of movies like Eddie and, um, what else have they done?
I don’t know David Permut personally but a head of a company like that, who joins in and doesn’t take himself too seriously is someone I’d love to meet. So many of your nasty folks, who have to rag on people in this business for no reason disgust me. You must really be unhappy in your own life!
It’s really pitiful to read your mean comments!!!
Right on! David is AWESOME!
You crossed the line = bad directing – and writing – and producing – shocker! Back to making mediocre dreck…ho ho ho!
Seriously, that was fun and funny, and no I’m not some poor sap that works for them.
You want to see wooden executive acting then watch the Dana Walden and Gary Newman holiday video. She’s hot as all get out, but just watch them during the reaction shots.
nice one David Permut, get your viral on
interns should never eat the Saget corn! It’s too bitter
Well done. Funny. Self-deprecating.
To the haters: The guy has over 25 produced films. Regardless of what you think of the material he’s produced, he’s still produced 25 films. That’s a small club of which he’s a member.
These people are so consistent with there inner scumbagability. Their sliminess is unbelievable.
Gotta say something for consistency in a people.
Dear Haters —
David Permut is about as nice a guy as there is in the industry. He’s a real class act, with a great sense of humor, personable and intelligent, giving and kind. He’s been an innovator in the industry, a prolific producer. And no, I don’t work for him. I’m just a colleague who has the pleasure of knowing him.
You all anonymously spout about mediocre films and schlock and etcetera. You, who probably haven’t produced a single short yourselves, who don’t know how difficult it is to get a movie made, who sit back and armchair quarterback while munching your popcorn and blasting us with criticisms via the mouse and keyboard using language you wouldn’t reserve for your worst enemy if you were standing in front of them.
The vast majority of film producers don’t set out to make a shitty or mediocre film. We find material that we feel is great on the page, and/or that makes good business sense. Guess what? This is a business of bottom lines where we’re working to respectfully protect the invested dollar. No one sets out to make a movie that doesn’t have the opportunity to make its money back in the marketplace, and that means we want to make product that will appeal.
Starting with a good script and getting to a good finished product is a labor of love, it involves a lot of hard work and guess what, you have no idea what that means unless you’ve actually done it. Hundreds of people put themselves into the process and while the producer does everything we can to make sure all of those hands are working as hard and passionately as we are, even if that’s the case it doesn’t necessarily equate to the product being what we saw when we read the screenplay we committed to produce.
You can sit and criticize because you have your opinions. Maybe you’re bitter because you’re a screenwriter whose work hasn’t been recognized, or you’re an actor whose only serious role has been taking orders at the local restaurant, or you’re a crew member who’s felt under-appreciated by a busy producer, or you’re a producer who can’t catch a break because making a movie is hard. Or maybe you’re just a person who likes to watch tv and movies and wish there were better content out there. We’re doing the best we can. It’s a subjective medium. We’re never going to please all the people all the time. There is no such thing as a universally loved film.
Your words don’t define us. They don’t define David Permut. They don’t define me or my work (I’ve had films that were announced on Deadline and then had you snipe at them in the comments section before seeing a lick of footage). So, how about you invest the incredible energy you’re wasting typing a hateful or spiteful anonymous criticism into doing something constructive? The world would most likely be a better place for it, and who knows, you might just make the next movie that Truth-O-Meter or jp or Anonymous or any one of the other usual suspects in the Deadline comments section can rip to shreds while you smile your way to success.
I wouldn’t mind letting the blonde one stuff my stocking.