Hollywood Economist 2. 0 The Hidden Financial Reality Behind the Movies

ISBN-10: 1612190502

ISBN-13: 9781612190501

Edition: 2nd 2012

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A fully revised edition of the popular guide to Hollywood finances, updated to reflect even newer films and trends A fast-and-dirty guide to the financial world behind the movies, The Hollywood Economistwas a surprise hit last year. Now Edward Jay Epstein has updated his look into the dazzlingly complicated economics of Hollywood with The Hollywood Economist 2.0to include: *The story of MGM: How Sony and Comcast managed to make millions but lost a consortium of hedge funds some $3.7 billion. *The fate of serious fare: How Pay-TV channels like HBO, AMC, and Showtime have figured out how to make money on shows like The Wire, Mad Men, and Big Love, while the Hollywood studios are still catering to teens. *Indie finance in trouble: over the last five years, the largest distributors of indie films have closed. How has this affected the makers of indie films? *The future of Netflix: How the company has found itself competing with the entertainment industry’s biggest players (Apple, HBO, and YouTube) and whether it has the resources to compete in the long term. What’s more, the book also now includes a practical guide: “What Every Film Student Needs to Know about Hollywood.” From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Book details

List price: $20.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication date: 1/24/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Edward Jay Epstein is the author of fourteen books. He studied government at Cornell and Harvard and received a Ph.D from Harvard in 1973. His thesis on the search for political truth became a best-selling book, Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth. His doctoral dissertation on television news was published as News From Nowhere. He is the recipient of numerous foundation grants and awards, including the prestigious Financial Times/Booz Allen and Hamilton Global Business Book Award for both best biography and best business book for Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer. He has written for Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. He lives in New York City.aFrom the Hardcover edition.

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