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Hollywood Economist 2.0, The
Title : Hollywood Economist 2.0, The
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ISBN : 9781612190501
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 240

A fully revised edition of the popular guide to Hollywood finances, updated to reflect even newer films and trendsIn a Freakonomics-meets-Hollywood saga, veteran investigative reporter Edward Jay Epstein goes undercover to explore Hollywood’s “invisible money machine,” probing the dazzlingly complicated finances behind the hits and flops, while he answers a surprisingly diA fully revised edition of the popular guide to Hollywood finances, updated to reflect even newer films and trendsIn a Freakonomics-meets-Hollywood saga, veteran investigative reporter Edward Jay Epstein goes undercover to explore Hollywood’s “invisible money machine,” probing the dazzlingly complicated finances behind the hits and flops, while he answers a surprisingly difficult question: How do the studiosmake their money?We also learn:+ How and why the studios harvest silver from old film prints ...+ Why stars do—or don’t do—their own stunts ...+ The future of Netflix: Why the “next big thing”


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Hollywood Economist 2.0, The Reviews

  • Matthew

    This book helps to explain the behavior of the movie studios, for better or for worse. And I was pleased with how the author approached the subject; what could have been a dry topic was kept interesting by a little bit of humor, a random smattering of interesting behind-the-scenes type stories, and a straightforward explanation of why movies are financed the way they are financed.I never thought I'd be typing these words but it's true, I have a new-found respect for Tom Cruise and Arnold Schwarz [...]

  • Дмитро Булах

    Great food for mind and excellent writing.Could never imagine that Hollywood is so complex and interesting.

  • Stefan Fergus

    3.5*A good book. Lots of facts, examples and explanations. Final chapters (the extra content for "2.0" edition) weren't as good nor revealing, and not as well copy-edited. A good primer on the economics of Hollywood. Good companion to Lynda Obst's "Sleepless in Hollywood" (which I enjoyed more).My movie industry education continues

  • David Karanja

    Clear with very much information that is easy to understand. You will find yourself flying through this book and learning so much in the process!

  • Raphael Bernardo

    Read it in two sittings. By now most of what's said is history as the book ends in 2012. I'm happy the book exists, but now I'm wondering how the hell I'm going to get updated info on this stuff. As the book explains entertainment websites love box office numbers but don't have access to the actual data like where the financing came from, the marketing budget and the break even point. Studios are very tricky, giving outsiders the lesser parts of deals and making money in many little ways. The bo [...]

  • Andre Colin

    Very good book!Although I was looking for something different, this book captured my attention with its interesting stories and perspectives that I couldnt help but going all the way! How the studios interact with the movie theaters, the innovation of internet streaming and the opportunities of making movies abroad are only a few of the discussions you will find.And for my surprise, on the last three pages Mr. Epstein mentions the book I am expecting to find but how he mentions is even more inte [...]

  • Paul

    I would not give this book a high recommendation, but it's a quick and easy read which gives fascinating behind-the-scenes information about the rapidly changing business of movies. It's an area that all the PR surrounding movies never focuses on, outside of box office grosses. Unless you read the specialized trades or work in the industry, it's not something that you would know about, but I find it interesting. My restricted endorsement reflects that it's not that well written and it reflects i [...]

  • Mike

    Five stars had this been written in 2014, with an updated outlook. In my mind, the economics of the future of the business hinge on the dynamics between the studios and the theaters, and the former's willingness to cannibalize revenue at the theater with revenue at home. Timing this will be critical. It probably can't happen until broadband access and smartphone penetration reach extreme levels in frontier/emerging/developing markets - at which point digital downloads and streams may hit a volum [...]

  • Katie Clouser

    Great view into how Hollywood makes its money. Does not have much regarding the internet distribution side of the business because at the time it was written, this was just getting started. But I would definitely recommend this book for someone who is looking to understand more about how the economics of the film industry works.

  • Chris

    A good look into "Hollywood" or "creative" accounting that often subverts what one would normally expect. However, Epstein often reveals an ignorance of technology (for instance, one cannot play a DVD on an iPod) that can be distracting.

  • John

    This is like Entourage + spreadsheets.

  • Harry

    Enjoyable quick read, but sloppy editing and a bit repetitive at times.