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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."
Praise for Edward Jay Epstein's The Big Picture
"A rich adventure that will change the way you look at movies."
"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."
“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
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.com
First, this isn't really a book. It's a collection of somewhat repetitive articles. I don't think the format detracts too much, but know what you're getting into. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Shlok Vaidya
Explains why there are no more movies. Depressing but true.Published 2 months ago by Michael Doliner
Really allows you to understand the minute details of movie develop that make or break the financial success for any stakeholders.Published 9 months ago by Michael Bright
I enjoyed the book because it contains a long investigation about this market. I definitely would recommend this book for anybody willing to be part of this amazing industry.Published 10 months ago by Rolando
We'll crafted eye opening review of REAL Hollywood economics.Published 11 months ago by Jeremy Edwards
The hidden reality behind the financial aspects of moviemaking is an accurate description of this excellent book. You can learn the theory of movie finances in other books. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Francisco
Jay Epstein pulls back the curtain on the movie industry and how it's business works.
Simply amazing journalism on display. Read more
Great primer into the economics of Hollywood, and very enjoyable. As some other reviews noted, it does have some repetition, but this did not really bother me.Published 15 months ago by Frederick Lutz