The Hollywood Economist 2.0: The Hidden Financial Reality Behind the Movies

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A fully revised edition of the popular guide to Hollywood finances, updated to reflect even newer films and trends.

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  • The Hollywood Economist 2.0


In 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?

In this, a revised and updated edition The Hollywood Economist, we learn:
  • The future of Netflix: Why the “next big thing” now seems in such deep trouble...
  • What it costs to insure Nicole Kidman’s right knee…
  • How Hollywood manipulates Wall Street, including the story of the acquisition of MGM… wherein a consortium of banks and hedge funds lost some $5 billion… while Hollywood made millions.
  • Why Arnold Schwarzenegger is considered a contract genius…
  • The fate of serious fare: How HBO, AMC, and Showtime have found ways to make money offer adult drama, while the Hollywood studios prefer to cater to teen audiences.
  • Additional Information

    Author Edward Jay Epstein
    Publisher Melville House Publishing
    Page Count 240pp
    Publication Size 5.5 x 8 x .5
    Publication Notes paperback
    Publication Date January 2012
    ISBN 978-1612190501

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