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Hollywood’s box-office bonanza: Why are we still going to the movies?

This article was written by Patrick Goldstein.

“It’s not even the middle of December yet and, according the Associated Press, Hollywood has already set an all-time box-office record, with domestic theatrical revenues having passed the previous record — 2007’s $9.68 billion — with a possible $10.5 billion mark easily in sight before year’s end.

All in all, it’s pretty impressive, especially when you consider that all these sky-high grosses come less than two years after the end of the ugly 2007-2008 writers strike, the one in which every studio executive in town was crying poverty and bemoaning the end of the industry as we know it, saying theatrical moviegoing was slowly being wiped out by piracy, pricey home entertainment systems and all sorts of horrific Internet threats.”

Read this article from LA Times.

The Ten Commandments of Filmmaking
How to Work (and Survive) in the
Film and Television Industry

by Peter D. Marshall

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