With biz at a crossroads, sharp turns from the current path are imperative

Moore, Schuyler M.
February 2009
Hollywood Reporter;2/18/2009, Vol. 408 Issue 31, p9
Trade Publication
The article presents the author's comments on steps that can be taken to minimize the impact of recession on the television and motion picture industry. He says that the industry needs to revert to the studio system that ended during the 1950s, by which lead actors were signed to long-term contracts with reasonable and fixed compensation. He suggests suing actors for breach of contract. He suggests video on demand and DVDs being made available the same day with the theatrical release.


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