Finally, by using large fonts and margins, the book is nearly twice the number of pages it needed to be.
While the "mogul" era of controlling nearly all means of production and distribution gets a quick once-over, the present day system is broken down in great detail.
For anyone looking to get up to speed quickly on a quick primer of the production & dealmaking landscape of hollywood production this is a great introduction.
Simple overview of the movie business. The economics are interesting but not compelling to invest in. Short read...worth the time.Published 9 months ago by Carl Bardy Jr.
This book is full of interesting information about the economics of the movie industry. However, I wonder if some aspects of it aren't a little dated, as it came out over 3 years... Read morePublished on March 8, 2013 by A. Fineman
THIS BOOK IS VERY INFORMATIVE AND VERY WELL RESEARCHED, AND WELL WRITTEN. I SURELY WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ALL.Published on January 2, 2013 by Charles O. Donaldson, Jr.
This is a good brief read if a bit short and lacking in visuals, which is ironic, since it's about the film industry. Read morePublished on August 9, 2011 by J. Richard Singleton
This book is pretty much straightforward in its storytelling. For a slow reader like me, finishing it in only three days felt really good. Read morePublished on March 8, 2011 by H. D. Espinosa
Epstein has definitely written an accessible and enjoyable book about the business of show business, and his analysis often highlights fascinating aspects of the production... Read morePublished on January 13, 2011 by Robert J. Karol
With the business of movie making looking to new ways of delivery & production, "the hollywood economist" helps demystify the market forces that are forcing the industry to... Read morePublished on September 7, 2010 by Stefan.P.Gillard
i learned as much as i enjoyed reading this book, a tight, concise interplay of sharp arguments and real-life examples.Published on September 5, 2010 by Leung Hoi Tung
Epstein has had a distinguished journalistic career breaking stories as varied as disclosures surrounding the Kennedy assassination, the diamond trade and the spy craft between the... Read morePublished on July 25, 2010 by Jedrury