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The Hollywood economist : the hidden financial reality behind the movies

Author: Edward Jay Epstein
Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Melville House, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Veteran investigative reporter Edward Jay Epstein goes undercover to explore Hollywood's "invisible money machine," probing the dazzlingly complicated finances behind the hits and the flops, while he answers the surprisingly puzzling question: How do the studios make their money?--From publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Jay Epstein
ISBN: 9781933633848 1933633840
OCLC Number: 326536141
Notes: "Parts of this book appeared in earlier form in The New Yorker, Slate, The Wall Street journal, and the Financial times."--Title page verso.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: Why journalists don't understand Hollywood --
The popcorn economy --
Star culture --
Hollywood's invisible money machine --
Hollywood politics --
The new studio system --
Epilogue: The end of the beginning--or the end?
Other Titles: Hidden financial reality behind the movies
Responsibility: Edward Jay Epstein.

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Veteran investigative reporter Edward Jay Epstein goes undercover to explore Hollywood's "invisible money machine," probing the dazzlingly complicated finances behind the hits and the flops, while he answers the surprisingly puzzling question: How do the studios make their money?--From publisher description.

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