The Hollywood Economist 2.0

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

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Veteran investigative reporter Edward Jay Epstein goes undercover to find the answer to a puzzling question: why is it that even the biggest grossing new movie, raking in millions at the box office, rarely break even during their theatrical release? How exactly does Hollywood make money?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 17.78mm | 158.76g
  • Melville House Publishing
  • Brooklyn, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Rel REV & Updtd ed.
  • 1612190502
  • 9781612190501
  • 220,165

About Edward Jay Epstein

Edward Jay Epstein, who wrote the "Hollywood Economist" column for "Slate," is the author of "The Big Picture: Money and Power in Hollywood," as well as many other books. He has written for the "Wall Street Journal," "Vanity Fair," "The New York Times Magazine," and "The New Yorker," and he lives in New York City. His website is edwardjayepstein.comshow more

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Praise for "The Hollywood Economist" "The answer to [the] mysteries of modern-day film financing can be found in "The Hollywood Economist", Edward Jay Epstein's latest foray into the seamy underbelly of Hollywood spreadsheets." --"The Wall Street Journal" "[A] terrific job.... There's fun to be had in knowing specifics, and Epstein
 offers plenty." --"Entertainment Weekly " Praise for Edward Jay Epstein's" The Big Picture" "A rich adventure that will change the way you look at movies." --"BusinessWeek" "Edward Jay Epstein is here to tell us that when it comes to Hollywood these days, we've got it all wrong." --"The Washington Post Book World " "One of the virtues of "The Big Picture" is Mr. Epstein's astonishing access to numbers that movie studios go to great lengths to keep secret....A groundbreaking work that explains the inner workings of the game." "--The Wall Street Journal " "Hollywood has needed one of these for a long time--a user's manuel. This one could not be more complete....[Grade] A." "--Entertainment Weekly ""In his adroit charting of the confidence flow between the various entities and eras Mr. Epstein kicks up a lot of little surprises. . . Edward Jay Epstein is quite good." --Larry McMurtry, "The New York Review of Books" ." . . [A] valuable education for those seeking to enter and under- stand the entertainment industry. . . . Factually impressive." --Joel Hirschhorn, "Variety"show more
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