Saving Mr. Banks' Producer

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Ian Collie is an Australian producer whose TV documentary, The Shadow of Mary Poppins, was the inspiration for the feature Saving Mr. Banks, starring Emma Thompson as author PL Travers and Tom Hanks as Walt Disney. That film tells the story of how Travers' greatest invention -- Mary Poppins -- became a Hollywood film. Collie talks about the process of adapting Travers' complicated life to the big screen and how the script ended up on the Blacklist before finally getting the green light from Disney. Collie is also executive producer of the upcoming Fox TV drama, Rake, starring Greg Kinnear. Collie, who had produced the original series for Australian television, discusses the appeal of making a series in his home country, whose format could then be sold to American TV.



Kim Masters