U.S. industry lured by a booming B.O., interest in Wester product -- and cash.
Through decades of Hollywood's financial ups and downs, JP Morgan has been a steadying force, and its Entertainment Industries Group today has in place $10 billion in credit facilities.
The independent sector is at long last finding help to pay for the marketing expenses of theatrical releases.
Indie film lending cratered with the 2008 global credit freeze, but has regained balance at a downsized volume that seems sustainable and steady, say film finance executives.
Some worry that the growing online exposure of movies will wear out audience appeal for those films once they hit the basic cable window 27 to 30 months after theatrical premiere.
The majors have been worrying for a long time about flat domestic box office and plummeting DVD sales, but there's a newer area of big concern: the coin from the lucrative basic cable window.
All industries are resistant to change, so it's not surprising that Hollywood only grudgingly warmed up to video-on-demand.
The revenue flow for video-on-demand movies has grown from a dribble to a stream, that, according to some, might just persuade Hollywood to shake off worries about hurting its incumbent DVD and…
New leaders in the PR, finance and digital field include Jesse Jacobs, Chris DiIorio, Nolan Gallagher, Clint Kisker and Natalie Lent.
New leaders in the film industry include Alex Garcia, Jeremy Latcham, Bryan Unkeless, David Waldman, more...