The Reel World

Pulley, Brett
December 2006
Forbes Asia;12/11/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 21, p101
The article discusses the opportunities posed by investing in the motion picture industry in the U.S. The idea of investing in a film started in 1915 when director D. W. Griffith attracted business leaders to finance his silent epic "The Birth of a Nation" which became the industry's first blockbuster. Investment pools seek diversification to enhance their chance for success according to investor James Stern. Disney has formed an alliance with Kingdom Films to share the financing of productions on projects.


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