It's only in relatively recent years that Hollywood became the playground of multinational corporations which regard movies and TV shows as a minor irritant to their overall activity.
It really hasn't been demonstrated at any level by any major corporation that it can nurture what is euphemistically called creativity.
Historically, filmmakers always fall in love with every frame, but now that even neophytes are given final cut, this love affair carries with it serious economic implications.
Though gay lifestyles have certainly moved into the open, there's little evidence that society has become more open in its basic attitudes or that entertainers should feel cozy in emerging from the velvet underground.
That's how you get surprises, because what movies are all about is surprises.
Hollywood is going to have to find a way of meeting those profit goals.
I wasn't hanging around the movie theaters in New York where I grew up, a Manhattan brat.
Most movie-goers are overdosing on star coverage; it's the ultimate example of too much information.
One of Brando's problems is that he can't have a conversation with anyone.
Study the public behavior of top stars and you can detect a keen attentiveness to brand value.
The major media companies are significantly reducing their financial commitment to the motion picture sector.
We're going to see a very, very commercial kind of picture-making.
A green-light meeting is when the decision is made finally whether or not to make a given picture.
The biggest danger of Hollywood becoming a purely corporate town resides in the creative process.
The green-light decision process today consists of maybe of 30 or 40 people.
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